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  1. Dodecenylsuccinic Anhydride Derivatives of Gum Karaya (Sterculia urens): Preparation, Characterization, and Their Antibacterial Properties

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    Padil, V.V.T.; Senan, Chandra; Cernik, M

    2015-01-01

    Esterifications of the tree-based gum, gum karaya (GK), using dodecenylsuccinic anhydride (DDSA) were carried out in aqueous solutions. GK was deacetylated using alkali treatment to obtain deacetylated gum karaya (DGK). The DGK and its DDSA derivative were characterized using gel permeation chromatography/multiangle laser light scattering (GPC/MALLS), attenuated total reflectance–Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), proton nuclear magnetic re...

  2. Dodecenylsuccinic anhydride derivatives of gum karaya (Sterculia urens): preparation, characterization, and their antibacterial properties.

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    Padil, Vinod Vellora Thekkae; Senan, Chandra; Černík, Miroslav

    2015-04-15

    Esterifications of the tree-based gum, gum karaya (GK), using dodecenylsuccinic anhydride (DDSA) were carried out in aqueous solutions. GK was deacetylated using alkali treatment to obtain deacetylated gum karaya (DGK). The DGK and its DDSA derivative were characterized using gel permeation chromatography/multiangle laser light scattering (GPC/MALLS), attenuated total reflectance-Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), scanning electron microscopy (SEM), proton nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy ((1)H NMR), thermogravimetric analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC) analysis, and rheological studies. The degree of substitution was found to be 10.25% for DGK using (1)H NMR spectroscopy. The critical aggregation concentration of DDSA-DGK was determined using dye solubilization and surface tension methods. The antibacterial activity of the DDSA-DGK derivative was then investigated against Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus. The DDSA-DGK derivative has the potential for use as a stabilizing agent in food and nonfood applications. It can also be developed as an antibacterial agent.

  3. Structure-property relationships in Sterculia urens/polyvinyl alcohol electrospun composite nanofibres.

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    Patra, Niranjan; Martinová, Lenka; Stuchlik, Martin; Černík, Miroslav

    2015-04-20

    Sterculia urens (Gum Karaya) based polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) composite nanofibres have been successfully electrospun after chemical modification of S. urens to increase its solubility. The effect of deacetylated S. urens (DGK) on the morphology, structure, crystallization behaviour and thermal stability was studied for spuned fibres before and after spinning post treatment. An apparent increase in the PVA crystallinity were observed in the PVA-DGK composite nanofibres indicating S. urens induced crystallization of PVA. The pure PVA nanofibre and the nanofibres of PVA-DGK composites were introduced to post electrospinning heat treatment at 150°C for 15 min. The presence of sterculia gum reduced the fibre diameter and distribution of the nanofibres due to the increased stretching of the fibres during spinning. Switching of the thermal behaviour occurs due to post spinning heat treatments.

  4. Biochemical Changes During Seed Germination of Sterculia urens Roxb.

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    Botcha SATYANARAYANA; Prattipati Subhashini DEVI; Atluru ARUNDATHI

    2011-01-01

    The present study describes biochemical changes taking place during seed germination of Sterculia urens. The levels of proteins, total amino acids, reducing sugars, total soluble sugars and lipids were studied during various stages of seed germination (0-15 days). Total protein content was decreased in cotyledons during seed germination while free amino acid content increased to its maximum extent by 9th day of germination and reverse trend thereafter. The levels of reducing sugars and total ...

  5. Biochemical Changes During Seed Germination of Sterculia urens Roxb.

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    Botcha SATYANARAYANA

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available The present study describes biochemical changes taking place during seed germination of Sterculia urens. The levels of proteins, total amino acids, reducing sugars, total soluble sugars and lipids were studied during various stages of seed germination (0-15 days. Total protein content was decreased in cotyledons during seed germination while free amino acid content increased to its maximum extent by 9th day of germination and reverse trend thereafter. The levels of reducing sugars and total soluble sugars increased till 6th day of germination and decreased thereafter. The lipid content was high at initial stages of germination (0-6 days but gradually decreased by 15th day of germination.

  6. Micropropagation of Sterculia urens Roxb. - an endangered tree species.

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    Purohit, S D; Dave, A

    1996-05-01

    An in vitro procedure for large scale multiplication of Sterculia urens Roxb. (Gum Kadaya Tree) has been developed using cotyledonary node segments. An average of 4.0 shoots per node were obtained on Murashige and Skoog's (MS) medium containing 2.0 mgl(-1) 6-benzyl amino-purine (BAP) within 21 days of initial culture. Upon subsequent subculture 16 shoots/node could be harvested every three weeks and upto three times. Sixty per cent of the shoots were successfully rooted. Rooted plantlets were transferred to plastic pots containing soil under mist house conditions before they were finally exposed to an external environment. Fifty seven per cent of the plantlets survived in nursery sheds.

  7. Structure and properties of poly (lactic acid)/Sterculia urens uniaxial fabric biocomposites.

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    Jayaramudu, J; Reddy, G Siva Mohan; Varaprasad, K; Sadiku, E R; Ray, S Sinha; Rajulu, A Varada

    2013-05-15

    Uniaxial cellulose fabric Sterculia urens reinforced poly (lactic acid) (PLA) matrix biocomposites were prepared by a two-roll mill. In order to assess the suitability of Sterculia fabric as reinforcement for PLA matrix, the PLA/Sterculia fabric biocomposites were prepared. Tensile parameters, such as maximum stress, Young's modulus and elongation-at-break, were determined using the Universal Testing Machine. The effect of alkali treatment and silane-coupling agent on the tensile properties of PLA-based biocomposites was studied. The results of thermogravimetric analysis show that uniaxial treatment of the fabric can improve the degradation temperature of the biocomposites. Moreover, morphological studies by scanning electron microscopy confirmed that better adhesion between the uniaxial fabric and the matrix was achieved. It was established that standard PLA resins are suitable for the manufacture of S. urens uniaxial fabric reinforced biocomposites with excellent engineering properties, useful for food packaging. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  8. Preparation and properties of biodegradable films from Sterculia urens short fiber/cellulose green composites.

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    Jayaramudu, J; Reddy, G Siva Mohan; Varaprasad, K; Sadiku, E R; Sinha Ray, S; Varada Rajulu, A

    2013-04-02

    The development of commercially viable "green products", based on natural resources for the matrices and reinforcements, in a wide range of applications, is on the rise. The present paper focuses on Sterculia urens short fiber reinforced pure cellulose matrix composite films. The morphologies of the untreated and 5% NaOH (alkali) treated S. urens fibers were observed by SEM. The effect of 5% NaOH treated S. urens fiber (5, 10, 15 and 20% loading) on the mechanical properties and thermal stability of the composites films is discussed. This paper presents the developments made in the area of biodegradable S. urens short fiber/cellulose (SUSF/cellulose) composite films, buried in the soil and later investigated by the (POM), before and after biodegradation has taken place. SUSF/cellulose composite films have great potential in food packaging and for medical applications. Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  9. A novel hydrogel plug of Sterculia urens for pulsatile delivery: in vitro and in vivo evaluation.

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    Amrutkar, Jitendra R; Gattani, Surendra G

    2012-01-01

    The objective of this study was to investigate a novel hydrogel plug using isolated root mucilage of Sterculia urens to obtain a desired lag time for an oral chronotherapeutic colon-specific pulsatile drug delivery of indomethacin. Pulsatile drug delivery was developed using chemically treated hard gelatin capsule bodies filled with eudragit multiparticulates of indomethacin, and sealed with different hydrogel plugs (root mucilage of S. urens, xanthan gum, guar gum, HPMC K4M and combination of maltodextrin with guar gum). Indomethacin multiparticulates were prepared using extrusion spheronization, spray drying and solvent evaporation techniques with Eudragit® L-100 and S-100 (1:2) by varying drug-to-polymer ratio. After oral administration, the water-soluble cap of capsule dissolved in the intestinal fluid and the hydrogel plug swells. After a controlled time, the swollen plug subsequently ejected from the dosage form, releases the contents of the capsule. The formulation factors affecting the drug release were concentration and types of hydrogel plug used. In vivo gamma scintigraphy study in healthy rabbits proved the capability of the system to release drug in lower parts of the gastrointestinal tract after a programmed lag time. This study demonstrates that the indomethacin multiparticulates could be successfully colon-targeted by the design of time and pH-dependent modified chronopharmaceutical formulation. In conclusion, the investigated novel hydrogel plug could be a valuable tool for achieving desired lag time.

  10. Preparation and properties of biodegradable films from Sterculia urens short fiber/celluose green composites

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    Jayaramudu, J

    2013-04-01

    Full Text Available of the composites films is discussed. This paper presents the developments made in the area of biodegradable S. urens short fiber/cellulose (SUSF/cellulose) composite films, buried in the soil and later investigated by the (POM), before and after biodegradation has...

  11. High frequency shoot regeneration of Sterculia urens Roxb. an ...

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    2007-07-18

    Jul 18, 2007 ... ingredient in the preparation of emulsions, lotions, denture fixative powders, bulk ... the wood leads to borer attack, which may prove fatal. Unscientific .... cytokinin had a significant effect on the frequency of shoot regeneration ...

  12. Micropropagation of Sterculia urens Roxb., an endangered tree ...

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    2008-01-18

    Jan 18, 2008 ... lotions, denture fixative powders and bulk laxatives. .... Effect of growth adjuvants, anti-oxidants and GA3 in MS medium with 5.0 µM TDZ on shoot regeneration from .... not involve a callus phase, which may lead to a genetic.

  13. Tensile properties of polymethyl methacrylate coated natural fabric Sterculia urens

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    Jayaramudu, J

    2009-04-01

    Full Text Available stress, Young's modulus and % elongation at break were determined using a Universal Testing Machine. The effect of alkali treatment and the polymethyl methacrylate coating on tensile properties of the fabric was studied. The morphology of the fabric...

  14. Design, Development, and Optimization of Sterculia Gum-Based Tablet Coated with Chitosan/Eudragit RLPO Mixed Blend Polymers for Possible Colonic Drug Delivery

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    Bipul Nath; Lila Kanta Nath

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the possible applicability of Sterculia urens gum as a novel carrier for colonic delivery system of a sparingly soluble drug, azathioprine. The study involves designing a microflora triggered colon-targeted drug delivery system (MCDDS) which consists of a central polysaccharide core and is coated to different film thicknesses with blends of chitosan/Eudragit RLPO, and is overcoated with Eudragit L00 to provide acid and intestinal resistance. The microfl...

  15. Cetane Number of Biodiesel from Karaya Oil

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    Wasfi, Bayan

    2017-04-01

    Biodiesel is a renewable fuel alternative to petroleum Diesel, biodiesel has similar characteristic but with lesser exhaust emission. In this study, transesterification of Karaya oil is examined experimentally using a batch reactor at 100-140°C and 5 bar in subcritical methanol conditions, residence time from 10 to 20 minutes, using a mass ratio 6 methanol-to-vegetable oil. Methanol is used for alcoholysis and sodium hydroxide as a catalyst. Experiments varied the temperature and pressure, observing the effect on the yield and reaction time. In addition, biodiesel from corn oil was created and compared to biodiesel from karaya oil. Kinetic model proposed. The model estimates the concentration of triglycerides, diglycerides, monoglycerides and methyl esters during the reaction. The experiments are carried out at temperatures of 100°C and above. The conversion rate and composition of methyl esters produced from vegetable oils are determined by Gas Chromatography Analysis. It was found that the higher the temperature, the higher reaction rate. Highest yield is 97% at T=140°C achieved in 13 minutes, whereas at T=100°C yield is 68% in the same time interval. Ignition Quality Test (IQT) was utilized for determination of the ignition delay time (IDT) inside a combustion chamber. From the IDT cetane number CN inferred. In case of corn oil biodiesel, the IDT = 3.5 mS, leading to a CN = 58. Whereas karaya oil biodiesel showed IDT = 2.4 mS, leading to a CN = 97. The produced methyl esters were also characterized by measurements of viscosity (υ), density (ρ), flash point (FP) and heat of combustion (HC). The following properties observed: For corn biodiesel, υ = 8.8 mPa-s, ρ = 0.863 g/cm3, FP = 168.8 °C, and HC = 38 MJ/kg. For karaya biodiesel, υ = 10 mPa-s, ρ = 0.877 g/cm3, FP = 158.2 °C, and HC = 39 MJ/kg.

  16. Evaluation of Sterculia foetida gum as controlled release excipient.

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    Chivate, Amit Ashok; Poddar, Sushilkumar Sharatchandra; Abdul, Shajahan; Savant, Gaurav

    2008-01-01

    The purpose of the research was to evaluate Sterculia foetida gum as a hydrophilic matrix polymer for controlled release preparation. For evaluation as a matrix polymer; characterization of Sterculia foetida gum was done. Viscosity, pH, scanning electronmicrographs were determined. Different formulation aspects considered were: gum concentration (10-40%), particle size (75-420 microm) and type of fillers and those for dissolution studies; pH, and stirring speed were considered. Tablets prepared with Sterculia foetida gum were compared with tablets prepared with Hydroxymethylcellulose K15M. The release rate profiles were evaluated through different kinetic equations: zero-order, first-order, Higuchi, Hixon-Crowell and Korsemeyer and Peppas models. The scanning electronmicrographs showed that the gum particles were somewhat triangular. The viscosity of 1% solution was found to be 950 centipoise and pH was in range of 4-5. Suitable matrix release profile could be obtained at 40% gum concentration. Higher sustained release profiles were obtained for Sterculia foetida gum particles in size range of 76-125 microm. Notable influences were obtained for type of fillers. Significant differences were also observed with rotational speed and dissolution media pH. The in vitro release profiles indicated that tablets prepared from Sterculia foetida gum had higher retarding capacity than tablets prepared with Hydroxymethylcellulose K15M prepared tablets. The differential scanning calorimetry results indicated that there are no interactions of Sterculia foetida gum with diltiazem hydrochloride. It was observed that release of the drug followed through surface erosion and anomalous diffusion. Thus, it could be concluded that Sterculia foetida gum could be used a controlled release matrix polymer.

  17. Physical Properties of Gum Karaya-Starch-Essential Oil Patches

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    2010-01-01

    Essential oils are used in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Despite the recent marketing of novel essential-oil-containing patches, there is no information on their production, constituents, or physical properties. The objectives of this study were to produce essential-oil patches and characterize their physical properties. The essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) was included at concentrations of 2.5% to 10% in patches manufactured from the exudate gum karaya, propylene g...

  18. 21 CFR 872.3400 - Karaya and sodium borate with or without acacia denture adhesive.

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    2010-04-01

    ... denture adhesive. 872.3400 Section 872.3400 Food and Drugs FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF... and sodium borate with or without acacia denture adhesive. (a) Identification. A karaya and sodium borate with or without acacia denture adhesive is a device composed of karaya and sodium borate with...

  19. Design, Development, and Optimization of Sterculia Gum-Based Tablet Coated with Chitosan/Eudragit RLPO Mixed Blend Polymers for Possible Colonic Drug Delivery.

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    Nath, Bipul; Nath, Lila Kanta

    2013-01-01

    The purpose of this study is to explore the possible applicability of Sterculia urens gum as a novel carrier for colonic delivery system of a sparingly soluble drug, azathioprine. The study involves designing a microflora triggered colon-targeted drug delivery system (MCDDS) which consists of a central polysaccharide core and is coated to different film thicknesses with blends of chitosan/Eudragit RLPO, and is overcoated with Eudragit L00 to provide acid and intestinal resistance. The microflora degradation property of gum was investigated in rat caecal medium. Drug release study in simulated colonic fluid revealed that swelling force of the gum could concurrently drive the drug out of the polysaccharide core due to the rupture of the chitosan/Eudargit coating in microflora-activated environment. Chitosan in the mixed film coat was found to be degraded by enzymatic action of the microflora in the colon. Release kinetic data revealed that the optimized MCDDS was fitted well into first-order model, and apparent lag time was found to be 6 hours, followed by Higuchi release kinetics. In vivo study in rabbits shows delayed T max, prolonged absorption time, decreased C max, and absorption rate constant (Ka), indicating a reduced systemic toxicity of the drug as compared to other dosage forms.

  20. Design, Development, and Optimization of Sterculia Gum-Based Tablet Coated with Chitosan/Eudragit RLPO Mixed Blend Polymers for Possible Colonic Drug Delivery

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    Bipul Nath

    2013-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this study is to explore the possible applicability of Sterculia urens gum as a novel carrier for colonic delivery system of a sparingly soluble drug, azathioprine. The study involves designing a microflora triggered colon-targeted drug delivery system (MCDDS which consists of a central polysaccharide core and is coated to different film thicknesses with blends of chitosan/Eudragit RLPO, and is overcoated with Eudragit L00 to provide acid and intestinal resistance. The microflora degradation property of gum was investigated in rat caecal medium. Drug release study in simulated colonic fluid revealed that swelling force of the gum could concurrently drive the drug out of the polysaccharide core due to the rupture of the chitosan/Eudargit coating in microflora-activated environment. Chitosan in the mixed film coat was found to be degraded by enzymatic action of the microflora in the colon. Release kinetic data revealed that the optimized MCDDS was fitted well into first-order model, and apparent lag time was found to be 6 hours, followed by Higuchi release kinetics. In vivo study in rabbits shows delayed , prolonged absorption time, decreased , and absorption rate constant (Ka, indicating a reduced systemic toxicity of the drug as compared to other dosage forms.

  1. Untersuchung des Verunreinigungsprofils von Aminosäuren aus fermentativer Herstellung mittels Kapillarelektrophorese

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    Novatchev, Nikolai

    2002-01-01

    Gegenstand der vorliegenden Arbeit war die Untersuchungen von Verunreinigungsprofilen von Aminosäuren aus biotechnologischer Herstellung. Dazu sollten die Aminosäuren Arg, His, Ile, Lys, Phe, Pro, Ser und Trp von verschiedenen Herstellern und aus unterschiedlichen Batches genauer unter die Lupe genommen werden. Mit der im Europäischen Arzneibuch beschriebenen dünnschichtchromatographischen Methode (DC-Methode) für „mit Ninhydrin nachweisbare Substanzen“ können ausschließlich Fremdaminosäuren ...

  2. Gratis toegang tot duizenden uren fim-en tv-materiaal

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    Westera, Wim

    2009-01-01

    Westera, W. (2008). Gratis toegang tot duizenden uren film- en tv-materiaal. Presentatie gehouden voor op de Onderwijsdag van de Open Universiteit Nederland. December, 4, 2008, Heerlen, Nederland: Open Universiteit Nederland.

  3. Gratis toegang tot duizenden uren fim-en tv-materiaal

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    Westera, Wim

    2009-01-01

    Westera, W. (2008). Gratis toegang tot duizenden uren film- en tv-materiaal. Presentatie gehouden voor op de Onderwijsdag van de Open Universiteit Nederland. December, 4, 2008, Heerlen, Nederland: Open Universiteit Nederland.

  4. Electrospun fibers based on Arabic, karaya and kondagogu gums.

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    Padil, Vinod Vellora Thekkae; Senan, Chandra; Wacławek, Stanisław; Černík, Miroslav

    2016-10-01

    Nanofibers of natural tree polysaccharides based on three gums namely Arabic (GA), karaya (GK) and kondagogu (KG) have been prepared for the first time using electrospinning. Electrospinning solutions were prepared by mixing gum solutions of GA, GK & KG with eco-friendly polymers such as polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) or polyethylene oxide (PEO). The present study focuses on the effect of electrospinning blended solutions of GA, GK or KG with PVA or PEO, additives which influence system parameters and process parameters. This has important effects on the electrospinning process and the resulting fibers whose morphology and physicochemical properties were evaluated. The mass ratios of 70:30 to 90:10 for PVA: GA, PVA: GK and PVA: KG were observed to establish an optimum blend solution ratio in order to fabricate uniform beadless nanofibers with an average diameter of 240±50, 220±40 and 210±30nm, respectively. Various structural and physicochemical properties of the electrospun fibers were investigated. Furthermore, the comparisons of various functionalities of the untreated and plasma treated electrospun fibers were assessed. The methane plasma treated nanofibers were shown to be of extremely specific surface area, improved water contact angle, high surface porosity and roughness and superior hydrophobic properties compared to untreated fibers.

  5. Physical properties of gum karaya-starch-essential oil patches.

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    Shcherbina, Yulia; Roth, Zvi; Nussinovitch, Amos

    2010-09-01

    Essential oils are used in foods, cosmetics, and pharmaceuticals. Despite the recent marketing of novel essential-oil-containing patches, there is no information on their production, constituents, or physical properties. The objectives of this study were to produce essential-oil patches and characterize their physical properties. The essential oil of Lavandula angustifolia (lavender) was included at concentrations of 2.5% to 10% in patches manufactured from the exudate gum karaya, propylene glycol, glycerol, emulsifier, and optionally, potato starch as filler. Inclusion of essential oil reduced patch strength, stiffness, and elasticity relative to patches without essential oil. Inclusion of starch in the essential-oil patches strengthened them, but reduced their elasticity. Patches' adhesion to substrate was examined by both peeling and probe-tack tests: the higher the inclusion of essential oils within the patch, the larger the decrease in its adhesion to substrate. Addition of starch to essential-oil-containing patches increased their adhesion relative to their essential-oil-only counterparts. Scanning electron micrographs of the patches provided evidence of entrapped starch granules. Although inclusion of essential oil reduced both the mechanical properties and adhesion of the patches, a high proportion of essential oil can still be included without losing patch integrity or eliminating its adhesiveness to the skin.

  6. Fatty acid composition and some physicochemical characteristics of Sterculia apetala seed oils

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    Herrera-Meza, S.; Martínez, A. J.; Sánchez-Otero, M. G.; Mendoza-López, M. R.; García-Barradas, O.; Ortiz-Viveros, G. R.; Oliart-Ros, R. M.

    2014-01-01

    In the tropical rain forests of southeastern Mexico, the use of Sterculia mexicana and Sterculia apetala seed oils for human and animal nutrition is common. However, the seeds contain cyclopropene fatty acids, whose consumption is related with beneficial as well as detrimental physiological effects. The aim of this study was to determine the fatty acid profile and the physicochemical characteristics of S. apetala seed oil and to evaluate the effect of roasting on both aspects. Cyclopropenoic ...

  7. Hypocholesterolemic effect of karaya saponin in Japanese laying quails (Coturnix coturnix japonica).

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    Afrose, S; Hossain, M S; Tsujii, H

    2011-12-01

    The effect of karaya saponin supplementation on the serum and egg yolk cholesterol and fatty acid composition in egg yolk were investigated in Japanese quails. A total of 80 Japanese quails aged 5 weeks were equally divided into four groups of 20. Four levels (0, 25, 50 and 75 mg/kg feed) of karaya saponin were included in the basal diet and experiment was lasted for 6 weeks. The cholesterol fractions in the egg yolk and serum were measured by enzymatic assay, and the fatty acid composition in egg yolk was determined by gas chromatography. The results revealed that the supplementation of 75 mg/kg karaya saponin significantly reduced (p diet. The concentration of polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA) in egg yolk was increased (p diet than the control diet. The ratio of PUFA to saturated fatty acids in egg yolk was improved (p diet. Therefore, the dietary supplementation of 75 mg/kg karaya saponin may be a feasible means of producing quail eggs with lower cholesterol and higher PUFA content for health conscious consumers.

  8. Analysis of in vitro antioxidant activity of Caryota urens L. leaves:A traditional natural remedy

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    Md Sahab Uddin; AbdullahAl Mamun; Sayema Khanum; Yesmin Begum; Md ShahAlam

    2016-01-01

    Objective: To estimate the antioxidant potentiality of crude ethanol extract (CEE), chloroform fraction (CLF), ethyl acetate fraction (EAF) and methanol fraction (MNF) of Caryota urens L. (C. urens) leaves. Methods: Antioxidant activity of C. urens leaves was determined by total antioxidant activity, 2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl radical scavenging assay and hydroxyl radical scavenging assay. Total phenolic content and total flavonoid content were determined for phytochemical constituent’s characterization. Results: The CEE of the C. urens leaves showed the highest total antioxidant activity compared to CLF, EAF and MNF. In the 2,2-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl scavenging assay and the hydroxyl radicalscavenging assay, CEE showed the highest scavenging activity (42.36% and 53.36%) having IC50 of 472.14 and 374.81 μg/mL respectively with respect to other fractions.The ranking order of CEE, MNF, EAF and CLF for total phenolic content was 155.74 > 106.8 >83.95 > 71.49 mg gallic acid equivalent/g of dried extract, respectively. Total flavonoid content was found to be the highest in the CEE (101.35 mg of quercetin equivalent/g of dried extract) rather than other fractions. Conclusions: This study recommended that CEE of C. urens leaves can be considered as a potential source of natural antioxidant and can be used against diseases linked with free radical mediated oxidative stress.

  9. Chemical characterization of the oil of Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naud nuts; Caracterizacao quimica do oleo da amendoa de Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naud

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    Chaves, Mariana H.; Barbosa, Andrea S.; Moita Neto, Jose M. [Piaui Univ., Teresina, PI (Brazil)]. E-mail: mariana@ufpi.br; Aued-Pimentel, Sabria [Instituto Adolfo Lutz, Sao Paulo, SP (Brazil). Div. de Bromatologia e Quimica; Lago, Joao Henrique G. [Sao Paulo Univ., SP (Brazil). Inst. de Quimica

    2004-06-01

    This paper describes total lipid content, unsaponifiable fraction and the acid, refractive, saponification and iodine indices of the oil of Sterculia striata nuts. The fatty acids, the sterols and the triterpene alcohols were determined. The percentage of cyclopropenoid fatty acids (CPFA), determined by NMR {sup 1}H (15,5%), makes the nuts of this species unsuitable for human consumption. (author)

  10. Anti-spermatogenic Effects of Ethanol Extract of Mucuna Urens

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    Hannah Edim Etta; Udoh Paul Bassey; Eneobong Effiom Eneobong; Okon Bassey Okon

    2009-01-01

    Objective To investigate the age-long claim by the locales that the food thickener,M.urens seed,has antispermatogenic,hence,antifertility effects in man.Methods Eight-week old male Albino rats were used as the mammalian model for this study.They were assigned to four groups of 6 rats each and treatment with the ethanol extract was for a period of 14 d.The treatment regimes were 70 mg/kg,140 mg/kg,210 mg/kg and 0 mg/kg BW in groups A,B,C and D,respectively.Extracts were prepared by Soxhlet extraction using 80% ethanol as the extracting solvent.The stock solution was prepared by dissolving 1 g of the paste extract in 10 ml corn oil(vehicle)to make up 100 mg/ml concentration.At the end of the treatment,sperm from the distal caudal epididymis was collected and analyzed for sperm count,sperm motility and sperm morphology.Results Significant reduction was observed in sperm count and sperm motility(P<0.05).The mean sperm count for group A was 6.27±0.02×106,for group B was 6.16±0.02×106 and group C had 6.0±0.0×106 sperm cells The control(group D)had a mean sperm count of 6.50±0.09×106 which was higher than that of any treated group.Results of the sperm motility test gave the following mean rates for motile sperm cells after treatment:group A,57.6±2.1;group B,50.0±4.0;group C,45.0±4.0.The control had the highest mean motility rate of 72.3±2.1.The observed sperm abnormalities included unusual head with large acrosome,looped tailpiece,mid piece with distal droplet,pin head,pyriform head and long hook.Conclusion The anti-spermatogenic effects of the extract on the sperm in the Albino rat may lead to reduction of fertility.

  11. Chemical modifications of Sterculia foetida L. oil to branched ester derivatives

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    Manurung, Robert; Daniel, Louis; van de Bovenkamp, Hendrik H.; Buntara, Teddy; Maemunah, Siti; Kraai, Gerard; Makertihartha, I. G. B. N.; Broekhuis, Antonius A.; Heeres, Hero J.

    An experimental study to modify Sterculia foetida L. oil (STO) or the corresponding methyl esters (STO FAME) to branched ester derivatives is reported. The transformations involve conversion of the cyclopropene rings in the fatty acid chains of STO through various catalytic as well as stoichiometric

  12. Chemical modifications of Sterculia foetida L. oil to branched ester derivatives

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    Manurung, Robert; Daniel, Louis; van de Bovenkamp, Hendrik H.; Buntara, Teddy; Maemunah, Siti; Kraai, Gerard; Makertihartha, I. G. B. N.; Broekhuis, Antonius A.; Heeres, Hero J.

    2012-01-01

    An experimental study to modify Sterculia foetida L. oil (STO) or the corresponding methyl esters (STO FAME) to branched ester derivatives is reported. The transformations involve conversion of the cyclopropene rings in the fatty acid chains of STO through various catalytic as well as stoichiometric

  13. Dietary Karaya Saponin and Rhodobacter capsulatus Exert Hypocholesterolemic Effects by Suppression of Hepatic Cholesterol Synthesis and Promotion of Bile Acid Synthesis in Laying Hens

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    Sadia Afrose

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available This study was conducted to elucidate the mechanism underlying the hypolipidemic action of karaya saponin or Rhodobacter (R. capsulatus. A total of 40 laying hens (20-week-old were assigned into four dietary treatment groups and fed a basal diet (as a control or basal diets supplemented with either karaya saponin, R. capsulatus, or both for 60 days. The level of serum low-density-lipoprotein cholesterol and the levels of cholesterol and triglycerides in the serum, liver, and egg yolk were reduced by all the supplementations (<.05. Liver bile acid concentration and fecal concentrations of cholesterol, triacylglycerol, and bile acid were simultaneously increased by the supplementation of karaya saponin, R. capsulatus, and the combination of karaya saponin and R. capsulatus (<.05. The supplementation of karaya saponin, R. capsulatus, and the combination of karaya saponin and R. capsulatus suppressed the incorporation of 14C from 1-14C-palmitic acid into the fractions of total lipids, phospholipids, triacylglycerol, and cholesterol in the liver in vitro (<.05. These findings suggest that the hypocholesterolemic effects of karaya saponin and R. capsulatus are caused by the suppression of the cholesterol synthesis and the promotion of cholesterol catabolism in the liver.

  14. Ovule and seed ontogeny of Sterculia striata (Sterculiaceae ONTOGENIA DEL ÓVULO Y SEMILLA DE STERCULIA STRIATA (STERCULIACEAE

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    Ana María González

    2010-08-01

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    Sterculia striata presents two types of flowers on the same foot, perfect flowers that are
    functionally pistilate, and staminate flowers. For this reason this species was described as
    andromonoecious. The ovary is apocarpous, constituted by 4-5 carpels, while the style and the
    stigma are coherent. Considering their ontogeny and organization, the ovules are constituted
    by two units: the nucellar one, formed by nucella and inner integument; and the funicular one,
    that includes chalaza and external integument. The position of exostome near the hilum is in
    accordance with an anatropous ovule. However, due to the combination of all these
    characteristics the ovule of S. striata is described as hemianatropous. The ovule displays a
    very prominent exostome that persists in the seed as a caruncle. It also presents an obturator
    of placentarian origin. The fertilization is acrogamous. Three phases of the ovule and seed
    ontogeny were detected: initial, where nucella is curved until 90º; prefertilization, where the
    external integument continues its growth until the exostome is closed at 180º; and
    posfecundation, where the nucelar unit retakes the erect position and the embryo is inverted
    with respect to the hilum. The seed coat is multiplicative, being the layer of macrosclereids of
    the exotegmen the mechanical layer. The fruit is a follicle, in which each carpel presents
    abundant lysigenous cavities filled with mucilaginous substances
    Sterculia striata presenta flores estaminadas y perfectas que son funcionalmente pistiladas en
    un mismo pie, por lo que esta especie se describió como andromonoica. El ovario es
    apocárpico, constituido por 4-5 carpelos, los estilos y estigmas son coherentes. Considerando
    su ontogenia y organización, los óvulos están constituidos

  15. Changes in Characteristics of Kithul (Caryota urens) Flour Prepared by Different Modification Techniques

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    Flour has been an ample source of research and most abundant material for a number of food applications. The aim of this study is to introduce modified Kithul flour for certain industrial requirements. Several physical and chemical treatments were employed to modify Kithul (Caryota urens) flour. The effects of pregelatinization (PG-I and II), acid modification (AC), and dextrinization (DX) on their swelling power, solubility, granular morphology, viscosity, and X-ray diffraction (XRD) pattern...

  16. Fatty acid composition and some physicochemical characteristics of Sterculia apetala seed oils

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    Herrera-Meza, S.

    2014-09-01

    Full Text Available In the tropical rain forests of southeastern Mexico, the use of Sterculia mexicana and Sterculia apetala seed oils for human and animal nutrition is common. However, the seeds contain cyclopropene fatty acids, whose consumption is related with beneficial as well as detrimental physiological effects. The aim of this study was to determine the fatty acid profile and the physicochemical characteristics of S. apetala seed oil and to evaluate the effect of roasting on both aspects. Cyclopropenoic fatty acids, sterculic acid and malvalic acid were identified in the natural and roasted seed oils. The major component in the seed oil was sterculic acid, as has been reported for Sterculia mexicana and Sterculia foetida. The roasting process modified some physicochemical properties and the fatty acid composition of the seed oil, particularly by decreasing its content of sterculic acid. To our knowledge, this is the first report on the fatty acid composition of S. apetala seed oil.En zonas tropicales del sureste de México, el uso de semillas de Sterculia mexicana y Sterculia apetala es común para consumo humano y animal. Sin embargo, dichas semillas contienen ácidos grasos ciclopropenoicos, los cuales se les ha relacionado tanto con efectos fisiológicos beneficiosos como adversos para la salud. El objetivo de este estudio fue determinar el perfil de ácidos grasos y las características fisicoquímicas de la especie S. apetala, así como la evaluación del aceite sometido a un proceso de tostado. Se identificaron ácidos grasos ciclopropenoicos como el ácido estercúlico y malválico, en el aceite natural y tostado. Para las especies S. mexicana y S. foetida, el componente mayoritario en las semillas fue el ácido estercúlico. El proceso de tostado modificó algunas propiedades fisicoquímicas y la composción de los ácidos grasos, especificamente disminuyó el contenido de ácido estercúlico. Para nuestro conocimiento, este es la primera informaci

  17. Sterculia striata seed kernel oil: Characterization and thermal stability

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    Oliveira Cavalheiro, José Marcelino

    2008-06-01

    Full Text Available The objective of the present work was to characterize sterculia seed kernel oil. The chemical composition of the seeds, physicochemical properties as well as the fatty acid composition of the kernel oil was determined. The chemical composition of kernel flour presented about 25.8% lipid content. The physicochemical parameters such as acid, iodine, peroxide and saponification values were 0.82 (% as oleic acid, 69.2 (g iodine/100 g oil, 4.20 (m eq./kg and 136.1 (mg. KOH/g oil, respectively. With respect to fatty acid composition, the oil contained 36.2, 43.7 and 10.9% saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids, respectively. Palmitic acid (31.9%, oleic acid (41.7% and linoleic acid (10.73% were the principal saturated, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Two cyclopropanoid fatty acids i.e. sterculic and malvalic acid were identified at a concentration of 5.3 and 2.3%, respectively. With regards to the thermal stability of the oil, a thermogravimetric analysis (TGA has shown that the oil was stable until about 284 °C, above that the oil started loosing mass, while a differential thermogravimetric analysis (DTGA revealed three stages of degradation with an increase in temperature. These stages corresponded to the degradation of polyunsaturated, monounsaturated and saturated fatty aids. The Differential Scanning Calorimetric (DSC analysis showed the existence of two exothermic events of energy transition, one of which is related to the oxidation reactions and another to the decomposition of the oil. Exothermic transitions in the oil were initiated at a temperature (Ti of 287.79 °C, and terminated at 347.81 °C, with an enthalpy variation of 11.69 joules.g–1 and at initial temperature (Ti of 384.87 °C, peak temperature (Tp 415.71 °C, final temperature (Tf 448.9 °C and an enthalpy of 200.83 Joules. G–1El objetivo de este trabajo fue la caracterización del aceite de almendra de la semilla de

  18. In vitro release characteristics of matrix tablets: Study of Karaya gum and Guar gum as release modulators

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    Senapati M

    2006-01-01

    Full Text Available Matrix tablets of phenylpropanolamine were fabricated using karaya gum and guar gum, alone or in combination with other excipients. The tablets were evaluated for physical characteristics like hardness, weight variation, friability, swelling index and drug content. In vitro release of drug was performed in 0.1N HCl (pH 1.2 for 2 h and the rest of dissolution in phosphate buffer (pH 6.8. The effect of water-soluble (lactose and water-insoluble (dicalcium phosphate excipients on drug release was evaluated. All the physical characteristics of the fabricated tablets were within acceptable limits. The tablets with karaya gum exhibited greater swelling indices than those with guar gum. All the batches provided drug release over a period of 6 h. The level of matrix former in the tablets affects drug release. Incorporation of lactose or dicalcium phosphate influenced drug release, but at lower polymer levels only. A combination of karaya gum and guar gum exhibited more sustained release than individual gum.

  19. Quantifizierung von Aminosäuren in Infusionslösungen mittels Hochleistungsflüssigkeitschromatographie-(Tandem) - Massenspektrometrie(HPLC-[MS/]MS) Methodenentwicklung und Validierung

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    Freitag, Claudia

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    Das Ziel vorliegender Arbeit war die Entwicklung einer HPLC-MS(/MS)-Methode, die im Rahmen der pharmazeutischen Qualitätskontrolle zur direkten Quantifizierung von Aminosäuren (AS) in Infusionslösungen angewendet werden kann. Die Zielset-zung schloss eine Validierung innerhalb der für die Zweckbestimmung vorgesehenen Grenzen ein. Im Rahmen der Methodenentwicklung wurde das ESI-MS/MS-Fragmentierungs-muster von 21 Aminosäuren, von 20 stabil-isotopenmarkierten Aminosäuren, die als interne Standa...

  20. Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using gum karaya as a biotemplate and their antibacterial application

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    Thekkae Padil VV

    2013-02-01

    Full Text Available Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil, Miroslav ČerníkLaboratory of Chemical Remediation Processes, Institute for Nanomaterials, Advanced Technology and Innovation, Technical University of Liberec, Studentská 1402/2, Liberec, Czech RepublicBackground: Copper oxide (CuO nanoparticles have attracted huge attention due to catalytic, electric, optical, photonic, textile, nanofluid, and antibacterial activity depending on the size, shape, and neighboring medium. In the present paper, we synthesized CuO nanoparticles using gum karaya, a natural nontoxic hydrocolloid, by green technology and explored its potential antibacterial application.Methods: The CuO nanoparticles were synthesized by a colloid-thermal synthesis process. The mixture contained various concentrations of CuCl2 · 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and 3 mM and gum karaya (10 mg/mL and was kept at 75°C at 250 rpm for 1 hour in an orbital shaker. The synthesized CuO was purified and dried to obtain different sizes of the CuO nanoparticles. The well diffusion method was used to study the antibacterial activity of the synthesized CuO nanoparticles. The zone of inhibition, minimum inhibitory concentration, and minimum bactericidal concentration were determined by the broth microdilution method recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute.Results: Scanning electron microscopy analysis showed CuO nanoparticles evenly distributed on the surface of the gum matrix. X-ray diffraction of the synthesized nanoparticles indicates the formation of single-phase CuO with a monoclinic structure. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy peak at 525 cm−1 should be a stretching of CuO, which matches up to the B2u mode. The peaks at 525 cm−1 and 580 cm−1 indicated the formation of CuO nanostructure. Transmission electron microscope analyses revealed CuO nanoparticles of 4.8 ± 1.6 nm, 5.5 ± 2.5 nm, and 7.8 ± 2.3 nm sizes were synthesized with various concentrations of CuCl2 · 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and

  1. Effect of ozone on the interference of Urtica urens L. and Chenopodium album L

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    Cornelius, R.; Markan, K.

    1984-01-01

    Interference between two annual species (Urtica urens L. and Chenopodium album L.) was tested in a replacement experiment. Interactions between the plants were additionally described by their life-cycle and reproductory success. Influence of ozone on the development of pure stands and mixtures was tested by fumigations under field conditions. Chenopodium proved to be non-sensitive to ozone. Due to its ruderal population strategy which is well adapted to disturbance, Urtica could cope very well with ozone induced necroses of its leaves. Fumigation modified the interference between the two species. Leaves of the annual species Impatiens parviflora DC. showed high sensitivity to ozone which could be demonstrated by fumigations with different concentrations.

  2. Polyphenolic and biological activities of leaves extracts of Argemone subfusiformis (Papaveraceae and Urtica urens (Urticaceae

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    Florence Jimoh

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays there is a resurgence of interest in wild plants for their possible medicinal value in diets, since some epidemiological studies have demonstrated their effectiveness against important diseases. Generally, foods of plant origin contain many bioactive compounds, proteins, energy, vitamins and specific minerals; in addition, the popular wild plant species provide fibre, essential fatty acids and enhance the taste and colour in diets. We studied the nutritional and medicinal potential of leaves of A. subfusiformis and U. urens, collected in Alice, South Africa in November 2006. To asses this we analyzed the phytochemical, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of leaves in acetone, methanol and water extracts, using standard analytical methods. The proximate analysis showed that the leaves of both plant species contained appreciable percentages of moisture; ashes; carbohydrates; crude proteins, lipids and fibres. Elemental analysis of macro and microelements showed higher values for U. urens that contained in decreasing order: iron>manganese>zinc>copper>calcium>potassium>nitrogen>magnesium> phosphorus>sodium, for A. subfusiformis resulted in iron>zinc>manganese>coppe r>calcium>potassium>nitrogen>magnesium>phosphorus>sodium. Besides, the chemical composition showed higher concentration of alkaloids, saponins and phytates in A. subfusiformis. The extracts also caused 1, 1- diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH and 2, 2-azinobis-3 ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS radical scavenging activities which were comparable to those of ascorbic acid. The extracts of both plants contained appreciable levels of polyphenols and also caused varied inhibition of some bacterial strains used in this study. When the nutrient and chemical constituents of these plants were compared with recommended dietary allowance (RDA values, the results revealed that the leaves contain an appreciable amount of nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals and low levels of

  3. Polyphenolic and biological activities of leaves extracts of Argemone subfusiformis (Papaveraceae) and Urtica urens (Urticaceae).

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    Jimoh, Florence; Adedapo, Adeolu; Aliero, Adamu; Afolayan, Anthony

    2010-12-01

    Nowadays there is a resurgence of interest in wild plants for their possible medicinal value in diets, since some epidemiological studies have demonstrated their effectiveness against important diseases. Generally, foods of plant origin contain many bioactive compounds, proteins, energy, vitamins and specific minerals; in addition, the popular wild plant species provide fibre, essential fatty acids and enhance the taste and colour in diets. We studied the nutritional and medicinal potential of leaves of A. subfusiformis and U. urens, collected in Alice, South Africa in November 2006. To asses this we analyzed the phytochemical, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of leaves in acetone, methanol and water extracts, using standard analytical methods. The proximate analysis showed that the leaves of both plant species contained appreciable percentages of moisture; ashes; carbohydrates; crude proteins, lipids and fibres. Elemental analysis of macro and microelements showed higher values for U. urens that contained in decreasing order: iron > manganese > zinc > copper > calcium > potassium > nitrogen > magnesium > phosphorus > sodium, for A. subfusiformis resulted in iron > zinc > manganese > copper > calcium > potassium > nitrogen > magnesium > phosphorus > sodium. Besides, the chemical composition showed higher concentration of alkaloids, saponins and phytates in A. subfusiformis. The extracts also caused 1, 1-diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and 2, 2-azinobis-3 ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS) radical scavenging activities which were comparable to those of ascorbic acid. The extracts of both plants contained appreciable levels of polyphenols and also caused varied inhibition of some bacterial strains used in this study. When the nutrient and chemical constituents of these plants were compared with recommended dietary allowance (RDA) values, the results revealed that the leaves contain an appreciable amount of nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals and

  4. Pre-germinative treatments to overcome dormancy of Sterculia striata A. St. Hil. & Naldin seedsTratamentos pré-germinativos para superação da dormência de sementes de Sterculia striata A. St. Hil. Naldin

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    Riselane de Lucena Alcântara Bruno

    2012-06-01

    Full Text Available Sterculia striata A. St. Hil. & Naudin. is a native species that is used in reforestation and urban forestry. Displays hard seeds, consisting of problem for the nursery, since their hard seed coats and waterproof hinder and delay germination. This study aimed to determine the effect of pre-germinative treatments in the process of germination of Sterculia striata. The seeds were subjected to six treatments: control – intact seeds (T1, mechanical scarification with sandpaper. 80 opposite the micropylar (T2 with sulfuric acid concentrated by 15, 45 and 60 minutes (T3, T4 and T5 respectively scarification and then immersion in water for 24 hours (T6. The characteristics evaluated were: seedling emergence, emergency first count, speed of emergence, as well as length and dry mass of shoot and root of seedlings. The scarification with sandpaper number 80 on the opposite side of micropylar favors the percentage of seedlings in the first count, and recommended rapid and uniform emergence of seeds of Sterculia striata.Sterculia striata A. St. Hil. & Naudin. é uma espécie nativa que é utilizada em reflorestamentos e na arborização urbana. Apresenta sementes duras, consistindo em problema para os viveiristas, uma vez que seus tegumentos duros e impermeáveis à água dificultam e retardam a germinação. O presente estudo teve como finalidade determinar o efeito de tratamentos pré-germinativos no processo de germinação de sementes de Sterculia striata. As sementes foram submetidas a seis tratamentos: testemunha – sementes intactas (T1, escarificação com lixa n. 80 no lado oposto à micrópila (T2, escarificação com ácido sulfúrico concentrado por 15, 45 e 60 minutos (T3, T4, e T5, respectivamente e escarificação com lixa seguida de imersão em água por 24 horas (T6. As características avaliadas foram: emergência de plântulas, primeira contagem de emergência, índice de velocidade de emergência, bem como comprimento e massa seca da

  5. Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using gum karaya as a biotemplate and their antibacterial application.

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    Thekkae Padil, Vinod Vellora; Černík, Miroslav

    2013-01-01

    Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles have attracted huge attention due to catalytic, electric, optical, photonic, textile, nanofluid, and antibacterial activity depending on the size, shape, and neighboring medium. In the present paper, we synthesized CuO nanoparticles using gum karaya, a natural nontoxic hydrocolloid, by green technology and explored its potential antibacterial application. The CuO nanoparticles were synthesized by a colloid-thermal synthesis process. The mixture contained various concentrations of CuCl2 • 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and 3 mM) and gum karaya (10 mg/mL) and was kept at 75°C at 250 rpm for 1 hour in an orbital shaker. The synthesized CuO was purified and dried to obtain different sizes of the CuO nanoparticles. The well diffusion method was used to study the antibacterial activity of the synthesized CuO nanoparticles. The zone of inhibition, minimum inhibitory concentration, and minimum bactericidal concentration were determined by the broth microdilution method recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Scanning electron microscopy analysis showed CuO nanoparticles evenly distributed on the surface of the gum matrix. X-ray diffraction of the synthesized nanoparticles indicates the formation of single-phase CuO with a monoclinic structure. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy peak at 525 cm(-1) should be a stretching of CuO, which matches up to the B2u mode. The peaks at 525 cm(-1) and 580 cm(-1) indicated the formation of CuO nanostructure. Transmission electron microscope analyses revealed CuO nanoparticles of 4.8 ± 1.6 nm, 5.5 ± 2.5 nm, and 7.8 ± 2.3 nm sizes were synthesized with various concentrations of CuCl2 • 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and 3 mM). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy profiles indicated that the O 1s and Cu 2p peak corresponding to the CuO nanoparticles were observed. The antibacterial activity of the synthesized nanoparticles was tested against Gram-negative and positive cultures. The formed Cu

  6. Green synthesis of copper oxide nanoparticles using gum karaya as a biotemplate and their antibacterial application

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    Padil, Vinod Vellora Thekkae; Černík, Miroslav

    2013-01-01

    Background Copper oxide (CuO) nanoparticles have attracted huge attention due to catalytic, electric, optical, photonic, textile, nanofluid, and antibacterial activity depending on the size, shape, and neighboring medium. In the present paper, we synthesized CuO nanoparticles using gum karaya, a natural nontoxic hydrocolloid, by green technology and explored its potential antibacterial application. Methods The CuO nanoparticles were synthesized by a colloid-thermal synthesis process. The mixture contained various concentrations of CuCl2 • 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and 3 mM) and gum karaya (10 mg/mL) and was kept at 75°C at 250 rpm for 1 hour in an orbital shaker. The synthesized CuO was purified and dried to obtain different sizes of the CuO nanoparticles. The well diffusion method was used to study the antibacterial activity of the synthesized CuO nanoparticles. The zone of inhibition, minimum inhibitory concentration, and minimum bactericidal concentration were determined by the broth microdilution method recommended by the Clinical and Laboratory Standards Institute. Results Scanning electron microscopy analysis showed CuO nanoparticles evenly distributed on the surface of the gum matrix. X-ray diffraction of the synthesized nanoparticles indicates the formation of single-phase CuO with a monoclinic structure. The Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy peak at 525 cm−1 should be a stretching of CuO, which matches up to the B2u mode. The peaks at 525 cm−1 and 580 cm−1 indicated the formation of CuO nanostructure. Transmission electron microscope analyses revealed CuO nanoparticles of 4.8 ± 1.6 nm, 5.5 ± 2.5 nm, and 7.8 ± 2.3 nm sizes were synthesized with various concentrations of CuCl2 • 2H2O (1 mM, 2 mM, and 3 mM). X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy profiles indicated that the O 1s and Cu 2p peak corresponding to the CuO nanoparticles were observed. The antibacterial activity of the synthesized nanoparticles was tested against Gram-negative and positive

  7. Synthesis of co-polymer-grafted gum karaya and silica hybrid organic–inorganic hydrogel nanocomposite for the highly effective removal of methylene blue

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    Mittal, H

    2015-11-01

    Full Text Available Engineering Journal Vol. 279, 166–179 Synthesis of co-polymer-grafted gum karaya and silica hybrid organic–inorganic hydrogel nanocomposite for the highly effective removal of methylene blue Hemant Mittal ⇑ , Arjun Maity ⇑ , Suprakas Sinha Ray...

  8. Effect of the isolation of Sterculia apetala trees on the emergence of seedlings in Pantanal

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    Marçal Henrique Amici Jorge

    2013-11-01

    Full Text Available Sterculia apetala trees aren’t removed during the conversion of forests into pastures due to rural landowners’ awareness that these trees are home to 95% of the nests of Hyacinth Macaw in Pantanal. Our aim was to compare the greenhouse emergence rate of seedlings from seeds of trees at conserved forest and those left isolated in a cultivated pastures. The seeds were collected directly from the ground, under 10 S. apetala trees in each area, at the Pantanal Wetland, Corumba, Mato Grosso do Sul, Brazil. The emergence of seedlings from isolated trees was 14% lower than that obtained from trees located in the inner part of the forest. There’s a need for further studies on the ecology of this species in Pantanal focused on the mating system, the identification of the pollination agent and the evaluation of the effects of isolation on the viability of species population, which may impact the Hyacinth Macaw reproduction success.

  9. Radiation crosslinking polymerization of sterculia polysaccharide-PVA-PVP for making hydrogel wound dressings.

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    Singh, Baljit; Pal, Lok

    2011-04-01

    The present study deals with the modification of sterculia gum by PVA-PVP through radiation crosslinking, to develop the hydrogels meant for the delivery of antimicrobial agent to the wounds. The hydrogels were characterized by SEM, FTIR, TGA and swelling studies. For the evaluation of swelling and drug release mechanism, the swelling kinetics and in vitro release dynamics of model drug from this matrix have been studied respectively in the solution of different pHs and simulated wound fluid. After 24h swelling per gram of the hydrogel has taken (17.03±0.19)g of simulated wound fluid and has released (0.230±0.01)mg of drug in the simulated fluid. The release of drug in simulated fluids occurred through non-Fickian diffusion mechanism.

  10. Extraction, partial characterization and bioactivity of polysaccharides from boat-fruited sterculia seeds.

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    Ai, Lianzhong; Wu, Jinhong; Che, Na; Wu, Yan; Cui, Steve W

    2012-12-01

    Three polysaccharides (water-soluble (WSP), alkali-soluble (ASP) and insoluble (IMP)) from boat-fruited sterculia seeds were obtained using different extraction methods. Moisture, ash, protein and total carbohydrate content of WSP, ASP and IMP were analyzed. WSP was rich in glucose, rhamnose, arabinose and galactose while small amount of xylose was also detected. The monosaccharide composition as well its relative content for WSP and ASP were similar. The intrinsic viscosity results demonstrated that ASP had much lower intrinsic viscosity than WSP, indicating partial polysaccharides were degraded into low molecular weight polymers during alkaline extraction. The acute anti-inflammatory bioactive results of polysaccharides indicated that WSP demonstrated an inhibitive effect toward acute inflammation.

  11. Gum karaya based hydrogel nanocomposites for the effective removal of cationic dyes from aqueous solutions

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    Mittal, Hemant; Maity, Arjun; Ray, Suprakas Sinha

    2016-02-01

    Biodegradable hydrogel nanocomposites (HNC) of gum karaya (GK) grafted with poly(acrylic acid) (PAA) incorporated silicon carbide nanoparticles (SiC NPs) were synthesized using the in situ graft copolymerization method and tested for the adsorption of cationic dyes from aqueous solution. The structure and morphology of the HNC were characterized using different spectroscopic and microscopic techniques. The results showed that the surface area and porosity of the hydrogel polymer significantly increased after nanocomposite formation with SiC NPs. The HNC was employed for the removal of cationic dyes, i.e., malachite green (MG) and rhodamine B (RhB) from the aqueous solution. The HNC was found to remove 91% (MG) and 86% (RhB) of dyes with a polymer dose of 0.5 and 0.6 g l-1 in neutral medium, respectively. The adsorption process was found to be highly pH dependent and followed the pseudo-second-order rate model. The adsorption isotherm data fitted well with the Langmuir adsorption isotherm with a maximum adsorption capacity of 757.57 and 497.51 mg g-1 for MG and RhB, respectively. Furthermore, the HNC was demonstrated as a versatile adsorbent for the removal of both cationic and anionic dyes from the simulated wastewater. The HNC showed excellent regeneration capacity and was successfully used for the three cycles of adsorption-desorption. In summary, the HNC has shown its potential as an environment friendly and efficient adsorbent for the adsorption of cationic dyes from contaminated water.

  12. A comparative analysis of physical and chemical properties of Jatropha Curcas. L, Calophyllum Inophyllum. L and Sterculia Feotida. L oil

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    Silitonga, A.S. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Medan State Polytechnic (Indonesia)], email: ardinsu@yahoo.co.id, email: a_atabani2@msn.com; Atabani, A.E. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Khartoum (Sudan); Mahlia, T.M.I. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, Syiah Kuala University, (Indonesia); Masjuki, H.H.; Badruddin, I.A. [Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Malaya (Malaysia)

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    Production of bio-diesel converted from edible oil has raised the issue of competition for resources between food production and fuel production, as well as other questions of environmental impact. It has been established that producing bio-diesel from non-edible vegetable oils was one of the effective ways to resolve these issues. Jatropha curcas L., Calophyllum inophyllum L., and Sterculia foetida L. are all non-edible oils and all can be potential sources for future energy supply. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the results of a comparative analysis of the physical and chemical properties of Jatropha curcas L., Calophyllum inophyllum L., and Sterculia foetida L. oils. Physical and chemical properties of these vegetable oils, such as density, iodine value, free fatty acid, etc. were investigated and measured. These properties were then compared with those of other non-edible vegetable oils in terms of potential. This paper finds that the results of analysis indicate that there is high potential for using Jatropha curcas L., Calophyllum inophyllum L., and Sterculia foetida L. crude oil as an alternative fuel.

  13. Development of novel hydrogels by modification of sterculia gum through radiation cross-linking polymerization for use in drug delivery

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    Singh, Baljit [Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla - 171005 (India)], E-mail: baljitsinghhpu@yahoo.com; Vashishtha, Manu [Department of Chemistry, Himachal Pradesh University, Shimla - 171005 (India)

    2008-05-15

    In order to modify the sterculia gum polysaccharide, to develop the hydrogels meant for the drug delivery, we have prepared sterculia gum, 2-hydroxyethylmethacrylate (HEMA) and acrylic acid (AAc) based hydrogels by radiation-induced crosslinking polymerization. Polymeric networks (hydrogels) thus formed were characterized with SEMs, FTIR,TGA and swelling studies which were carried out as a function monomers concentration, radiation dose, amount of sterculia contents in the polymer matrix and nature of the swelling medium. This paper discusses the swelling kinetics of the hydrogels and release dynamics of anti-diarrhea model drug ornidazole from the hydrogels to evaluation of swelling and drug release mechanism. Diffusion exponent 'n' have 0.73, 0.56 and 0.61 values and gel characteristic constant 'k' have 1.28 x 10{sup -2}, 2.95 x 10{sup -2} and 2.14 x 10{sup -2} values in distilled water, pH 2.2 buffer and pH 7.4 buffer. The release of drug from the polymer matrix occurred through non-Fickian diffusion mechanism. The values for the late time diffusion coefficients have been lower than the values of initial and average diffusion coefficients. It reflects that in the initial stages rate of release of drug from polymer matrix was higher as compared to the late stages, it means after certain time the drug release occurred in controlled manner.

  14. Polyphenolic and biological activities of leaves extracts of Argemone subfusiformis (Papaveraceae and Urtica urens (Urticaceae

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    Florence Jimoh

    2010-12-01

    Full Text Available Nowadays there is a resurgence of interest in wild plants for their possible medicinal value in diets, since some epidemiological studies have demonstrated their effectiveness against important diseases. Generally, foods of plant origin contain many bioactive compounds, proteins, energy, vitamins and specific minerals; in addition, the popular wild plant species provide fibre, essential fatty acids and enhance the taste and colour in diets. We studied the nutritional and medicinal potential of leaves of A. subfusiformis and U. urens, collected in Alice, South Africa in November 2006. To asses this we analyzed the phytochemical, antioxidant and antibacterial activities of leaves in acetone, methanol and water extracts, using standard analytical methods. The proximate analysis showed that the leaves of both plant species contained appreciable percentages of moisture; ashes; carbohydrates; crude proteins, lipids and fibres. Elemental analysis of macro and microelements showed higher values for U. urens that contained in decreasing order: iron>manganese>zinc>copper>calcium>potassium>nitrogen>magnesium> phosphorus>sodium, for A. subfusiformis resulted in iron>zinc>manganese>coppe r>calcium>potassium>nitrogen>magnesium>phosphorus>sodium. Besides, the chemical composition showed higher concentration of alkaloids, saponins and phytates in A. subfusiformis. The extracts also caused 1, 1- diphenyl-2-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH and 2, 2-azinobis-3 ethylbenzothiazoline-6-sulfonic acid (ABTS radical scavenging activities which were comparable to those of ascorbic acid. The extracts of both plants contained appreciable levels of polyphenols and also caused varied inhibition of some bacterial strains used in this study. When the nutrient and chemical constituents of these plants were compared with recommended dietary allowance (RDA values, the results revealed that the leaves contain an appreciable amount of nutrients, minerals, and phytochemicals and low levels of

  15. Changes in Characteristics of Kithul (Caryota urens Flour Prepared by Different Modification Techniques

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    J. A. A. C. Wijesinghe

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    Full Text Available Flour has been an ample source of research and most abundant material for a number of food applications. The aim of this study is to introduce modified Kithul flour for certain industrial requirements. Several physical and chemical treatments were employed to modify Kithul (Caryota urens flour. The effects of pregelatinization (PG-I and II, acid modification (AC, and dextrinization (DX on their swelling power, solubility, granular morphology, viscosity, and X-ray diffraction (XRD patterns were studied. At 75°C, pregelatinized treated (PG-II flour had a high solubility (5.31, while at 70°C pregelatinized treated (PG-I flour had a low solubility (4.47 as compared to the solubility of native flour sample (RW = 4.88. Same pattern has been followed by the swelling power while viscosity showed the highest value for PG-II (7296.51 Cp and lowest value for DX treatment (873.40 Cp as peak viscosities. There were no significant changes in granular size of all treatments compared with the native Kithul flour (45.52 μm. X-ray diffraction (XRD also followed the same pattern by presenting Bragg’s angle (2θ positions near 15 (Peak 1, 17 (Peak 2, 18 (Peak 3, and 23 (Peak 4 providing evidence for the presence of crystallites which belong to type A in all modified and native Kithul flour treatments.

  16. Protein-Rich Fraction of Cnidoscolus urens (L. Arthur Leaves: Enzymatic Characterization and Procoagulant and Fibrinogenolytic Activities

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    Yamara A. S. de Menezes

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    Full Text Available Proteolytic enzymes are important macromolecules in the regulation of biochemical processes in living organisms. Additionally, these versatile biomolecules have numerous applications in the industrial segment. In this study we have characterized a protein-rich fraction of Cnidoscolus urens (L. Arthur leaves, rich in proteolytic enzymes, and evaluated its effects on the coagulation cascade. Three protein-rich fractions were obtained from the crude extract of C. urens leaves by precipitation with acetone. Fraction F1.0 showed higher proteolytic activity upon azocasein, and thus, was chosen for subsequent tests. The proteolytic activity of F1.0 on fibrinogen was dose-dependent and time-dependent. The extract demonstrated procoagulant activity on citrated plasma and reduced the APTT, not exerting effects on PT. Despite the fibrin(ogenolytic activity, F1.0 showed no defibrinogenating activity in vivo. The fraction F1.0 did not express hemorrhagic nor hemolytic activities. The proteolytic activity was inhibited by E-64, EDTA and in the presence of metal ions, and increased when pretreated with reducing agents, suggesting that the observed activity was mostly due to cysteine proteases. Several bands with proteolytic activity were detected by zymography with gelatin, albumin and fibrinogen. The optimal enzymatic activity was observed in temperature of 60 °C and pH 5.0, demonstrating the presence of acidic proteases. In conclusion, these results could provide basis for the pharmacological application of C. urens proteases as a new source of bioactive molecules to treat bleeding and thrombotic disorders.

  17. Constituintes químicos, fenóis totais e atividade antioxidante de Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naudin Chemical constituents, total phenolics and antioxidant activity of Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naudin

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    Danielly Albuquerque Costa

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    Full Text Available A investigação fitoquímica das cascas do caule de Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naudin, através de métodos cromatográficos, conduziu ao isolamento dos esteróides sitosterol, estigmasterol e sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glicopiranosídeo, além de quatro triterpenóides pentacíclicos, o lupeol, 3-β-O-acil lupeol, lupenona e ácido betulínico. As estruturas desses compostos foram identificadas por análise dos espectros de RMN ¹H e 13C e comparações com dados da literatura. Para determinação do teor de fenóis totais do extrato etanólico de S. striata utilizou-se o reativo Folin Ciocalteu, enquanto na avaliação da atividade antioxidante empregou-se o radical livre DPPH. Este é o primeiro trabalho descrevendo o estudo químico com as cascas do caule desta espécie.The phytochemical investigation of the stem bark of Sterculia striata St. Hil. et Naudin by chromatographic methods led to the isolation of sitosterol, stigmasterol and sitosterol-3-O-β-D-glucopyranoside, besides pentacyclic triterpenoids, lupeol, 3-β-O-acyl-lupeol, lupenone and betulinic acid. The structures of these compounds were identified by ¹H and 13C NMR spectral data analysis and comparison with literature data. For determining of the phenolic content of the etanolic extract of Sterculia striata we used the Folin Ciocalteu reagent, and for the evaluation of antioxidant activity, we utilized the DPPH free radical. This is the first work reporting the chemical study with the stem bark of this species.

  18. Chitosan/Sterculia striata polysaccharides nanocomplex as a potential chloroquine drug release device.

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    Magalhães, Guilherme A; Moura Neto, Erico; Sombra, Venícios G; Richter, Ana R; Abreu, Clara M W S; Feitosa, Judith P A; Paula, Haroldo C B; Goycoolea, Francisco M; de Paula, Regina C M

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    Nanoparticles are produced by means of polyelectrolyte complexation (PEC) of oppositely charged polycationic chitosan (CH) with polyanionic polysaccharide extracted from Sterculia striata exudates (rhamnogalacturonoglycan (RG)-type polysaccharide). The nanoparticles formed with low-molar-mass CH are larger than those formed with high-molar-mass CH. This behavior is in contrast with that previously observed for other systems and may be attributed to different mechanisms related to the association of CH with RG of higher persistence length chain than that of CH. Nanoparticles harnessed with a charge ratio (n(+)/n(-)) of <1 are smaller than particles with an excess of polycations. Particles with hydrodynamic sizes smaller than 100nm are achieved using a polyelectrolyte concentration of 10(-4)gmL(-1) and charge ratio (n(+)/n(-)) of <1. The CH/RG nanoparticles are associated with chloroquine (CQ) with an efficiency of 28% and release it for up to ∼60% within ∼10h, whereas in the latter, only ∼40% of the CQ was released after 24h. The main factor that influenced drug release rate is the nanoparticle charge ratio.

  19. Composition Analysis and Inhibitory Effect of Sterculia lychnophora against Biofilm Formation by Streptococcus mutans

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    Full Text Available Pangdahai is a traditional Chinese drug, specifically described in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia as the seeds of Sterculia lychnophora Hance. Here, we separated S. lychnophora husk and kernel, analyzed the nutrient contents, and investigated the inhibitory effects of S. lychnophora ethanol extracts on cariogenic properties of Streptococcus mutans, important bacteria in dental caries and plaque formation. Ethanol extracts of S. lychnophora showed dose-dependent antibacterial activity against S. mutans with significant inhibition at concentrations higher than 0.01 mg/mL compared with the control group (p 0.03 mg/mL, while bacterial viability was decreased dose-dependently at high concentrations (0.04, 0.08, 0.16, and 0.32 mg/mL. Preliminary phytochemical analysis of the ethanol extract revealed a strong presence of alkaloid, phenolics, glycosides, and peptides while the presence of steroids, terpenoids, flavonoids, and organic acids was low. The S. lychnophora husk had higher moisture and ash content than the kernel, while the protein and fat content of the husk were lower (p<0.05 than those of the kernel. These results indicate that S. lychnophora may have antibacterial effects against S. mutans, which are likely related to the alkaloid, phenolics, glycosides, and peptides, the major components of S. lychnophora.

  20. Phenolic composition and inhibitory activity of Mangifera indica and Mucuna urens seeds extracts against key enzymes linked to the pathology and complications of type 2 diabetes

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    Emmanuel Anyachukwu Irondi; Ganiyu Oboh; Afolabi Akintunde Akindahunsi; Aline Augusti Boligon; Margareth Linde Athayde

    2014-01-01

    Objective: To investigate the phenolic compounds composition and the inhibitory activity ofMangifera indica (M. indica) and Mucuna urens (M. urens) seeds extracts against some key enzymes (α-amylase, α-glucosidase and aldose reductase) implicated in the pathology and complications of type 2 diabetes in vitro. Methods: Reverse phase chromatographic quantification of the major flavonoids and phenolic acids in the seeds extracts was carried out using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detection. The inhibitory activities of the seeds extracts against α-amylase andα-glucosidase were estimated using soluble starch and ρ-nitrophenylglucopyranoside as their respective substrates. Inhibition of aldose reductase activity by the extracts was assayed using partially purified lens homogenate of normal male rat as source of enzyme; inhibition of Fe2+-induced lipid peroxidation by extracts was tested in rat pancreas homogenate.Results:The chromatography result revealed that extracts of both seeds had appreciable levels of some major flavonoids and phenolic acids of pharmacological importance, including gallic acid, chlorogenic acid, caffeic acid, ellagic acid, catechin, rutin, quercitrin, quercetin and kaempferol. Extracts of both seeds effectively inhibited α-amylase, α-glucosidase and aldose reductase activities in a dose-dependent manner, having inhibitory preference for these enzymes in the order of aldose reductase>α-glucosidase>α-amylase. With lower half-maximal inhibitory concentrations (IC50) against α-amylase, α-glucosidase, and aldose reductase, M. indica had stronger inhibitory potency against these enzymes than M. urens. Extracts of both seeds also inhibited Fe2+-induced lipid peroxidation in a dose-dependent pattern, with M. indica being more potent than M. urens.Conclusions:The results obtained provide support for a possible use of M. indica and M. urens seeds in managing hyperglycemia and preventing the complications

  1. Optimization and Performance parameters for adsorption of Cr6+ by microwave assisted carbon from Sterculia foetida shells

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    Gnanasundaram, N.; Loganathan, M.; Singh, A.

    2017-06-01

    Modeling of adsorption of Cr6+ on to activated carbon prepared from Sterculia foetida dried seed shells under different drying techniques namely sun, oven, and microwave drying (450W, 600W, 900W power). Optimization of process parameters such as pH, adsorbent dosage (g/ml), temperature (°C), contact time (min) were evaluated using Central Composite Rotatable Design (CCRD) of Response Surface Methodology (RSM). For batch adsorption studies at pH 3, adsorbent dosage of 1.5 g/ml, temperature 35°C and contact time 90 min were found to be optimum for the system under consideration and Microwave Activated Carbonized Sterculia foetida (MACSF) at 450W was found to be best suited for the adsorption of Cr+6 ions. The system was found to follow Langmuir type monolayer adsorption for the given operational parameters. SEM analysis was used to study the surface morphology of the carbon samples and the effect of pretreatment on carbonization.

  2. Fabrication, Characterization, and Antibacterial Properties of Electrospun Membrane Composed of Gum Karaya, Polyvinyl Alcohol, and Silver Nanoparticles

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    Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil

    2015-01-01

    Full Text Available Gum karaya (GK, a natural hydrocolloid, was mixed with polyvinyl alcohol (PVA at different weight ratios and electrospun to produce PVA/GK nanofibers. An 80 : 20 PVA/GK ratio produced the most suitable nanofiber for further testing. Silver nanoparticles (Ag-NPs were synthesised through chemical reduction of AgNO3 (at different concentrations in the PVA/GK solution, the GK hydroxyl groups being oxidised to carbonyl groups, and Ag+ cations reduced to metallic Ag-NPs. These PVA/GK/Ag solutions were then electrospun to produce nanofiber membranes containing Ag-NPs (Ag-MEMs. Membrane morphology and other characteristics were analysed using scanning electron microscopy coupled with energy dispersive X-ray analysis, transmission electron microscopy, and UV-Vis and ATR-FTIR spectroscopy. The antibacterial activity of the Ag-NP solution and Ag-MEM was then investigated against Gram-negative Escherichia coli and Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Gram-positive Staphylococcus aureus. Our results show that electrospun nanofiber membranes based on natural hydrocolloid, synthetic polymer, and Ag-NPs have many potential uses in medical applications, food packaging, and water treatment.

  3. Die Quantifizierung von Aminosäurenisomeren in Lebensmitteln mittels chiraler Gaschromatographie-Massenspektrometrie im Hinblick auf die Relevanz und die Entstehungsmechanismen von D-Aminosäuren

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    1. Ziel und Gegenstand der Untersuchung Es wurden unterschiedliche, durch mikrobielle Fermentation gewonnene, Lebensmittelgruppen qualitativ und quantitativ auf ihren Gehalt an freien D- und L-Aminosäuren (AS) hin untersucht. Der Schwerpunkt lag dabei auf der Überprüfung der erhaltenen AS-Muster in bezug auf ihre Eignung zur Charakterisierung der entsprechenden Nahrungsmittel und in der Evaluierung typischer chemischer Marker-AS, die als Qualitäts- und Authentizitätsindikatoren ...

  4. Anti-nociceptive properties in rodents and the possibility of using polyphenol-rich fractions from sida urens L. (Malvaceae) against of dental caries bacteria.

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    Konaté, Kiessoun; Zerbo, Patrice; Ouédraogo, Maurice; Dibala, Crépin I; Adama, Hilou; Sytar, Oksana; Brestic, Marian; Barro, Nicolas

    2013-06-21

    Sida urens L. (Malvaceae) is in flora of Asian medicinal herbs and used traditionally in West of Burkina Faso for the treatment of infectious diseases and particularly used against, dental caries bacteria, fever, pain and possesses analgesic properties. This study was conducted to reveal the antibacterial effect against dental caries bacteria on the one hand, and evaluate their analgesic capacity in experimental model with Swiss mice and on the other hand, with an aim to provide a scientific basis for the traditional use of this plant for the management of dental caries bacteria. The antibacterial assays in this study were performed by using inhibition zone diameters, MIC (Minimum inhibitory concentration) and MBC (Minimal bactericidal concentration) methods. On the whole the dental caries bacteria (Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial strains) were used. Negative control was prepared using discs impregnated with 10% DMSO in water and commercially available Gentamicin from Alkom Laboratories LTD was used as positive reference standards for all bacterial strains. In acute toxicity test, mice received doses of extract (acetone/water extract) from Sida urens L. by intraperitoneal route and LD50 was determined in Swiss mice. As for analgesic effects, acetic acid writhing method was used in mice. The acetic acid-induced writhing method was used in mice with aim to study analgesic effects. The results showed that the highest antibacterial activities were founded with the polyphenol-rich fractions against all bacterial strains compared to the standard antibiotic. About preliminary study in acute toxicity test, LD50 value obtained was more than 5000 mg/kg b.w. Polyphenol-rich fractions produced significant analgesic effects in acetic acid-induced writhing method and in a dose-dependent inhibition was observed. These results validate the ethno-botanical use of Sida urens L. (Malvaceae) and demonstrate the potential of this herbaceous as a potential antibacterial agent

  5. Phenolic composition and inhibitory activity of Mangifera indica and Mucuna urens seeds extracts against key enzymes linked to the pathology and complications of type 2 diabetes

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    Emmanuel; Anyachukwu; Irondi; Ganiyu; Oboh; Afolabi; Akintunde; Akindahunsi; Aline; Augusti; Boligon; Margareth; Linde; Athayde

    2014-01-01

    Objective:To investigate the phenolic compounds composition and the inhibitory activity of Mangifera indica(M.indica) and Mucuna urens(M.urens) seeds extracts against some key enzymes(-amylase,-glucosidasc and aldose reductase) implicated in the pathology and complications of type 2 diabetes in vitro.Methods:Reverse phase chromatographic quantification of the major flavonoids and phenolic acids in the seeds extracts was carried out using high performance liquid chromatography coupled with diode array detection.The inhibitory activities of the seeds extracts against-amylase and-glucosidase were estimated using soluble starch and p-nitrophenylglucopyranosidc as their respective substrates.Inhibition of aldose reductase activity by the extracts was assayed using partially purified lens homogenate of normal male rat as source of enzyme;inhibition of Fe2+-induced lipid peroxidation by extracts was tested in rat pancreas homogenate.Results:The chromatography result revealed that extracts of both seeds had appreciable levels of some major flavonoids and phenolic acids of pharmacological importance,including gallic acid,chlorogenic acid,caffeic acid,ellagic acid,catechin,rutin,quercitrin.quercetin and kaempferol.Extracts of both seeds effectively inhibited-amylase,-glucosidase and aldose reductase activities in a dose-dependent manner,having inhibitory preference for these enzymes in the order of aldose reductase>-glucosidase>-amylase.With lower half-maximal inhibitory concentrations(IC50)against-amylase,-glucosidase,and aldose reductase,M.indica had stronger inhibitory potency against these enzymes than M.urens.Extracts of both seeds also inhibited Fe2+-induced lipid peroxidation in a dose-dependent pattern,with M.indica being more potent than M.urens.Conclusions:The results obtained provide support for a possible use of M.indica and M.urens seeds in managing hyperglycemia and preventing the complications associated with it in type 2diabetes.

  6. Proximate analysis and physico-chemical properties of flour from the seeds of the China chestnut, Sterculia monosperma Ventenat.

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    Noitang, S; Sooksai, S A; Foophow, T; Petsom, A

    2009-10-01

    The aim of this study was to evaluate nutritional composition of China chestnut seeds, Sterculia monosperma Vent. and analyze the physico-chemical properties of flour from the seeds. The results obtained on proximate analysis of China chestnut seeds, S. monosperma, revealed that they contained mostly carbohydrate (73.7% dm), followed by fat (12.0% dm), protein (7.8% dm), fiber (5.5% dm) and ash (1.0% dm). They have a relatively high content of potassium (12.3 mg g(-1) dm) following by phosphorus (2.30 mg g(-1) dm), magnesium (1.87 mg g(-1) dm), sulfur (0.88 mg g(-1) dm) and calcium (0.14 mg g(-1) dm). The fatty acids profile was found to be composed of mainly palmitic (42%) and oleic acids (34%), with general long-chain fatty acids the other significant component by mass (13%). Glutamic acid (17.4%), aspartic acid (12.5%) and arginine (12.5%) were the three major amino acid constituents. The purified seed starch was investigated for its morphological, starch content and physico-chemical properties, such as amylose content, swelling power, solubility and pasting properties. The starch granules were quite round, about 10-15 micron diameter and composed of more than 35% (w/w) of amylose. The pasting properties of flour from the seeds of S. monosperma revealed that gelatinization began at 72.6-73.2 degrees C and the maximum viscosity in the holding period at 95 degrees C was 633 BU. Interestingly and potentially of use, was that the viscosity at the cooling period was more than two-fold higher than that in the holding period.

  7. The choosing of sleeping position in the overnight aggregation by the solitary bees Amegilla florea urens in Iriomote Island of Japan

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    Yokoi, Tomoyuki; Idogawa, Naoto; Kandori, Ikuo; Nikkeshi, Aoi; Watanabe, Mamoru

    2017-04-01

    In addition to the process of joining the sleeping aggregation, the choice of sleeping position is an important night-time behaviour of small diurnal insects because of the increased risk for predator attacks as well as bad weather. The aggregation behaviour of the solitary bee Amegilla florea urens was investigated to elucidate the choice of sleeping position on substrates. Male and female constructed single-sex aggregations on hanging leaves during May and June, respectively. Most individuals tended to form aggregations with other individuals while few individuals slept alone. During the aggregation forming, both the number of individuals that tried to join the aggregation and the completion time of aggregation increased with the number of sleeping individuals, whereas the success rate of joining was unaffected. The sleeping positions of subsequent arrivals on the substrates were higher than those of the first arrivals in female aggregations. Therefore, the first female to arrive tended to be located near the bottom of a hanging substrate. Dissecting sleeping females showed that they contained mature oocytes, indicating that sexually mature individuals formed aggregations. In male aggregations, however, we could not find a clear relationship between the position on substrates and the arrival sequence. We suggest that the purpose for sleeping in aggregations might be a dilution effect for nocturnal predation and that the females that finished both nesting and foraging quickly could choose the optimal positions in the aggregation when they arrived on the sleeping substrates.

  8. The choosing of sleeping position in the overnight aggregation by the solitary bees Amegilla florea urens in Iriomote Island of Japan.

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    Yokoi, Tomoyuki; Idogawa, Naoto; Kandori, Ikuo; Nikkeshi, Aoi; Watanabe, Mamoru

    2017-04-01

    In addition to the process of joining the sleeping aggregation, the choice of sleeping position is an important night-time behaviour of small diurnal insects because of the increased risk for predator attacks as well as bad weather. The aggregation behaviour of the solitary bee Amegilla florea urens was investigated to elucidate the choice of sleeping position on substrates. Male and female constructed single-sex aggregations on hanging leaves during May and June, respectively. Most individuals tended to form aggregations with other individuals while few individuals slept alone. During the aggregation forming, both the number of individuals that tried to join the aggregation and the completion time of aggregation increased with the number of sleeping individuals, whereas the success rate of joining was unaffected. The sleeping positions of subsequent arrivals on the substrates were higher than those of the first arrivals in female aggregations. Therefore, the first female to arrive tended to be located near the bottom of a hanging substrate. Dissecting sleeping females showed that they contained mature oocytes, indicating that sexually mature individuals formed aggregations. In male aggregations, however, we could not find a clear relationship between the position on substrates and the arrival sequence. We suggest that the purpose for sleeping in aggregations might be a dilution effect for nocturnal predation and that the females that finished both nesting and foraging quickly could choose the optimal positions in the aggregation when they arrived on the sleeping substrates.

  9. Electroactive nanocomposites made of poly (o-methoxyaniline) and natural polysaccharides

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    Carla Eiras; Ionara Nayana Gomes Passos; Ana Cristina Facundo de Brito; José Ribeiro dos Santos Júnior; Valtencir Zucolotto; Oliveira Jr., Osvaldo N.; Igor L. Kitagawa; Constantino, Carlos J. L.; Helder Nunes da Cunha

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    In this work we take advantage of the polyelectrolyte character of some Brazilian native gums to fabricate electrically conductive, nanostructured films. The gums Sterculia urens, (caraia), Sterculia striata (chicha) or Anadenanthera macrocarpa Benth were assembled in conjunction with poly(o-methoxyaniline) (POMA) in the form of layered nanostructured films using the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. All the LbL films displayed a well-defined electroactivity, as confirmed via cyclic voltammetry...

  10. Nanocompósitos eletroativos de poli-o-metoxianilina e polissacarídeos naturais

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    Eiras, Carla; Passos, Ionara Nayana Gomes; de Brito, Ana Cristina Facundo; Santos Júnior,José Ribeiro dos; Zucolotto, Valtencir; Oliveira Jr., Osvaldo N.; Igor L. Kitagawa; Constantino, Carlos J. L.; Cunha, Helder Nunes da

    2007-01-01

    In this work we take advantage of the polyelectrolyte character of some Brazilian native gums to fabricate electrically conductive, nanostructured films. The gums Sterculia urens, (caraia), Sterculia striata (chicha) or Anadenanthera macrocarpa Benth were assembled in conjunction with poly(o-methoxyaniline) (POMA) in the form of layered nanostructured films using the layer-by-layer (LbL) technique. All the LbL films displayed a well-defined electroactivity, as confirmed via cyclic voltammetry...

  11. Biofabrication of Ag nanoparticles using Sterculia foetida L. seed extract and their toxic potential against mosquito vectors and HeLa cancer cells.

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    Rajasekharreddy, Pala; Rani, Pathipati Usha

    2014-06-01

    A one-step and eco-friendly process for the synthesis of silver-(protein-lipid) nanoparticles (Ag-PL NPs) (core-shell) has been developed using the seed extract from wild Indian Almond tree, Sterculia foetida (L.) (Sterculiaceae). The reaction temperature played a major role in controlling the size and shell formation of NPs. The amount of NPs synthesized and qualitative characterization was done by UV-vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. TEM studies exhibited controlled dispersity of spherical shaped NPs with an average size of 6.9±0.2nm. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) revealed 'fcc' phase and crystallinity of the particles. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used to identify the protein-lipid (PL) bilayer that appears as a shell around the Ag core particles. The thermal stability of the Ag-PL NPs was examined using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Further analysis was carried out by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), where the spectra provided evidence for the presence of proteins and lipid moieties ((2n-octylcycloprop-1-enyl)-octanoic acid (I)), and their role in synthesis and stabilization of Ag NPs. This is the first report of plant seed assisted synthesis of PL conjugated Ag NPs. These formed Ag-PL NPs showed potential mosquito larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti (L.), Anopheles stephensi Liston and Culex quinquefasciatus Say. These Ag-PL NPs can also act as promising agents in cancer therapy. They exhibited anti-proliferative activity against HeLa cancer cell lines and a promising toxicity was observed in a dose dependent manner. Toxicity studies were further supported by the cellular DNA fragmentation in the Ag-PL NPs treated HeLa cells.

  12. Diseño y formulación de un champú a base de extracto alcohólico de Urtica urens L. para su aplicación contra la caída del cabello

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    Samaniego Joaquin, Jhonnel Williams

    2015-01-01

    Introducción: la caída de cabello es un tema que nos tiene muy pendientes de cuántos cabellos se nos caen y cómo evitarlo. Podemos prevenir algún tipo de caída o actuar en estadios iniciales de un proceso de caída para mejorar el estado del cabello, para favorecer el crecimiento del cabello más saludable y fortalecido o contribuir en prolongar los ciclos de vida del cabello. Objetivo: Diseñar y formular el Champú conteniendo el extracto alcohólico de Urtica urens L. Diseño: analítico, experim...

  13. Constraints to growth of annual nettle (Urtica urens) in an elevated CO{sub 2} atmosphere: Decreased leaf area ratio and tissue N cannot be explained by ontogenetic drift or mineral N supply

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    Marriott, D.J. [Univ. of Wales, Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Gwynedd (United Kingdom); Stirling, C.M. [Univ. of Wales, School of Agricultural and Forest Sciences, Gwynedd (United Kingdom); Farrar, J. [Univ. of Wales, School of Biological Science, Gwynedd (United Kingdom)

    2001-07-01

    The current literature indicates that the stimulation of relative growth rate (RGR) by an elevated atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentration is transient. Urtica urens L. was exposed to an elevated atmospheric CO{sub 2} concentration for 26 days to better understand the factors involved in this constraint to growth. Plants were grown hydroponically without nutrient limitation in controlled-environment cabinets. Consistent with studies of other C{sub 3} species, the initial CO{sub 2} stimulation of RGR of U. urens was not sustained and declined in the early stages of exposure. Whilst the decline in RGR was most strongly linked to a reduction in the CO{sub 2} stimulation of net assimilation rate (NAR), its initial increase was constrained by an early and persistent reduction in leaf area ratio (LAR) due to a decreased specific leaf area (SLA). The decline in NAR could not be linked to any down-regulation of photosynthetic capacity of individual leaves, despite an accumulation of soluble sugars in them. The reductions in LAR and SLA reflected an accumulation of structural weight in addition to an accumulation of total non-structural carbohydrate (TNC). To account for the impact of ontogenetic drift on the partitioning of weight and leaf area, this study extends the usual allometric approach to include an analysis of effects on the vertical placement of regression lines (i.e their elevations). Using this approach, we argue that CO{sub 2}-induced reductions in LAR and SLA cannot be explained by ontogenetic drift. By monitoring the tissue N concentration, external N supply was shown unambiguously to be non-limiting for growth at any plant size. Nevertheless, tissue N was consistently lower in elevated CO{sub 2}, independent of both ontogeny and TNC accumulation, raising the possibility that the reductions in NAR, LAR and SLA are related to some internal constraint on N utilization. (au)

  14. Biofabrication of Ag nanoparticles using Sterculia foetida L. seed extract and their toxic potential against mosquito vectors and HeLa cancer cells

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    Rajasekharreddy, Pala; Rani, Pathipati Usha, E-mail: usharani65@yahoo.com

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    A one-step and eco-friendly process for the synthesis of silver-(protein-lipid) nanoparticles (Ag-PL NPs) (core–shell) has been developed using the seed extract from wild Indian Almond tree, Sterculia foetida (L.) (Sterculiaceae). The reaction temperature played a major role in controlling the size and shell formation of NPs. The amount of NPs synthesized and qualitative characterization was done by UV–vis spectroscopy and transmission electron microscopy (TEM), respectively. TEM studies exhibited controlled dispersity of spherical shaped NPs with an average size of 6.9 ± 0.2 nm. Selected area electron diffraction (SAED) and X-ray diffraction (XRD) revealed ‘fcc’ phase and crystallinity of the particles. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS) was used to identify the protein–lipid (PL) bilayer that appears as a shell around the Ag core particles. The thermal stability of the Ag-PL NPs was examined using thermogravimetric analysis (TGA). Further analysis was carried out by using Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR), where the spectra provided evidence for the presence of proteins and lipid moieties ((2n-octylcycloprop-1-enyl)-octanoic acid (I)), and their role in synthesis and stabilization of Ag NPs. This is the first report of plant seed assisted synthesis of PL conjugated Ag NPs. These formed Ag-PL NPs showed potential mosquito larvicidal activity against Aedes aegypti (L.), Anopheles stephensi Liston and Culex quinquefasciatus Say. These Ag-PL NPs can also act as promising agents in cancer therapy. They exhibited anti-proliferative activity against HeLa cancer cell lines and a promising toxicity was observed in a dose dependent manner. Toxicity studies were further supported by the cellular DNA fragmentation in the Ag-PL NPs treated HeLa cells. - Highlights: • Green synthesis of protein-lipid conjugated Ag NPs using S. foetida L. seed extract. • S. foetida seed extract acted as good reducing and stabilizing agent for Ag NPs. • XPS and

  15. Poly (vinyl alcohol)/gum karaya electrospun plasma treated membrane for the removal of nanoparticles (Au, Ag, Pt, CuO and Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) from aqueous solutions

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    Padil, Vinod Vellora Thekkae; Černík, Miroslav, E-mail: miroslav.cernik@tul.cz

    2015-04-28

    In the present work, nanofibre membranes composed of polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) and a natural gum karaya (GK) hydrocolloid were prepared using electrospinning. The electrospun membranes of PVA/GK were cross-linked with heat treatment and later methane plasma was used to obtain a hydrophobic membrane. The morphology, characterization and adsorption ability of P-NFM was assessed using scanning electron microscopy, UV–vis spectroscopy, ATR-FTIR techniques, water contact angle and ICP-MS analytical methods. The membrane was employed for the extraction of nanoparticles (Ag, Au, Pt, CuO and Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}) from water. The nanoparticle extraction kinetic and adsorption isotherm perform the pseudo-second-order model and Langmuir isotherm model, respectively. The adsorption capacities of the membrane for the removal of NPs from water diverge in the order Pt > Au > Ag > CuO > Fe{sub 3}O{sub 4}. The high adsorption efficiency for the removal of NPs from water was compared with an untreated membrane. Physisorption, functional group interactions, complexation reactions between metal/metal oxide nanoparticles with various functional groups present in NFM and modified surface properties such as the balance of hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity, surface free energy, and the high surface area of the plasma treated membrane were possible mechanisms of NPs adsorption onto NFM. The regeneration and reusability were tested in five consecutive adsorption/desorption cycles.

  16. 不同优势度胖大海林分林木直径分布特征%Tree diameter distribution patterns in Sterculia lychnophora Hance forest stands under different dominance levels

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    张巧巧; PHAM Van Huong; 陈昌雄; LE Thi Hien; NGUYEN Ba Trieu; NGUYEN Huu Duy

    2016-01-01

    以越南同奈天然文化自然保护区天然次生林为研究对象,采用偏度、峰度和变动系数3个指标研究了3个不同优势度等级的胖大海林分的林木直径分布特征,运用Weibull分布、指数分布和Distance分布对其直径分布进行拟合,并利用χ2检验法来检验3种概率密度函数的拟合效果.结果表明:不同优势度等级的胖大海林分平均胸径结构呈现差异.优势度三级林分中林木平均胸径为35.7 cm,在13.1~86.5 cm之间变动,径阶分布范围较大,林分直径分布曲线为左偏,中小径阶林木占多数,林木直径主要分布在22~46 cm径阶,株数累积百分比高达80.10%.优势度二级林分和一级林分平均胸径结构相似,平均胸径依次为22.31、20.63 cm,在7~70 cm之间变动,径阶分布范围不大,林分直径分布曲线为左偏递减状态,小径阶林木占多数,中大径阶林木株数较少,林木直径主要分布在10~22 cm径阶,株数累积百分比高达67.63%.利用3种概率分布函数拟合并经χ2检验,指数分布函数模拟不同优势度等级的胖大海林分的直径分布的效果最佳,可用于天然次生林的直径分布和生长预测,为不同优势度等级的胖大海林分的科学经营、可持续利用与保护工作提供理论依据.%The objective of this study is the natural secondary forest at Dongnai Natural and Cultural Reserve in Vietnam, the tree diameter distribution patterns of Sterculia lychnophora Hance forest stands under different dominance levels were analyzed by using skewness, kurtosis and alteration coefficient as the indexes, which were simulated by three probability density functions: Weibull distribution, exponential distribution and distance distribution, and then the three distribution functions were tested through χ2 test. To study the diameter distribution pattern of Sterculia lychnophora Hance forest stands at Dongnai Natural and Cultural Reserve in Vietnam, diameters at breast height

  17. Nanocompósitos eletroativos de poli-o-metoxianilina e polissacarídeos naturais Electroactive nanocomposites made of poly (o-methoxyaniline and natural polysaccharides

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    Carla Eiras

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    Full Text Available In this work we take advantage of the polyelectrolyte character of some Brazilian native gums to fabricate electrically conductive, nanostructured films. The gums Sterculia urens, (caraia, Sterculia striata (chicha or Anadenanthera macrocarpa Benth were assembled in conjunction with poly(o-methoxyaniline (POMA in the form of layered nanostructured films using the layer-by-layer (LbL technique. All the LbL films displayed a well-defined electroactivity, as confirmed via cyclic voltammetry. In comparison to POMA LbL films fabricated with conventional polyelectrolytes (viz. poly(vinyl sulfonic acid-PVS, the presence of the gums in the LbL films increased remarkably the electrochemical stability of the films.

  18. Sterculia guttata seeds extractives--an effective mosquito larvicide.

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    Katade, Sushama R; Pawar, Pushpa V; Wakharkar, Radhika D; Deshpande, Nirmala R

    2006-08-01

    The larvicidal activity of ethanol, chloroform and hexane soxhlet extracts obtained from S. guttata seeds was investigated against the IVth instar larvae of Dengue fever vector, Aedes aegypti and filarial vector, Culex quinquefasciatus. All extracts including fractions of ethanol extract exhibited 100% larval kill within 24 hr exposure period at 500 ppm concentration. Fraction A1 of ethanol was found to be most promising; its LC50 was 21.552 and 35.520 ppm against C. quinquefasciatus and A. aegypti respectively. Naturally occurring S. guttata seed derived fractions merit further study as potential mosquito larval control agents or lead compounds.

  19. Aboriginal uses and management of ethnobotanical species in deciduous forests of Chhattisgarh state in India.

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    Kala, Chandra Prakash

    2009-08-04

    A study on the native uses of ethnobotanical species was carried out in the south Surguja district of Chhattisgarh state in India with the major objective of identifying different food and medicinal plant species and also to understand their ongoing management and conservation. Through questionnaire and personal interviews, a total of 73 ethnobotanical species used by tribal and non-tribal communities were documented, of these 36 species were used in curing different types of diseases and 22 were used as edible food plants. This rich traditional knowledge of local people has an immense potential for pharmacological studies. The outside forces, at present, were mainly blamed to change the traditional system of harvesting and management of ethnobotanical species. The destructive harvesting practices have damaged the existing populations of many ethnobotanical species viz., Asparagus racemosus, Dioscorea bulbifera, Boswellia serrata, Buchnania lanzan, Sterculia urens and Anogeissus latifolia. The sustainable harvesting and management issues of ethnobotanical species are discussed in view of their conservation and management.

  20. Environ: E00448 [KEGG MEDICUS

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    Full Text Available Arabinose [CPD:C00216], Pentose Sterculia scaphigera, Sterculia lychophora, Sterculia [TAX:66667] Malvaceae... (mallow family) Sterculia scaphigera, Sterculia lychophora mature seed (dried) Crude drugs [BR:br08305] Dicot plants: rosids Malvaceae (mallow family) E00448 Sterculia seed ...

  1. Natural polysaccharides as active biomaterials in nanostructured films for sensing.

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    Eiras, Carla; Santos, Amanda C; Zampa, Maysa F; de Brito, Ana Cristina Facundo; Leopoldo Constantino, Carlos J; Zucolotto, Valtencir; dos Santos, José R

    2010-01-01

    The search for natural, biocompatible and degradable materials amenable to be used in biomedical/analytical applications has attracted attention, either from the environmental or medical point of view. Examples are the polysaccharides extracted from natural gums, which have found applications in the food and pharmaceutical industries as stabilizers or thickening agent. In a previous paper, however, it was shown that a Brazilian natural gum, chicha (Sterculia striata), is suitable for application as building block for nanostructured film fabrication in conjunction with phthalocyanines. The films displayed electroactivity and could be used in sensing. In the present paper, we introduce the use of two different natural gums, viz., angico (Anadenanthera colubrina) and caraia (Sterculia urens), as active biomaterials to be used to modification layers, in the form of nanostructured thin films, including the study of dopamine detection. The multilayer films were assembled in conjunction with nickel tetrasulfonated phthalocyanines (NiTsPC) and displayed good chemical and electrochemical stability, allowing their use as transducer elements in sensors for detection of specific neurotransmitters. It is suggested here that nanoscale manipulation of new biodegradable natural polymers opens up a variety of new opportunities for the use of these materials in advanced biomedical and analytical devices.

  2. An evaluation of fuelwood properties of some Aravally mountain tree and shrub species of Western India

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    Nirmal Kumar, J.I.; Patel, Kanti; Bhoi, Rohit Kumar [P.G. Department of Environmental Science and Technology, Institute of Science and Technology for Advanced Studies and Research (ISTAR), Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, Gujarat (India); Kumar, Rita N. [Department of Biological and Environmental Science, N.V. Patel college of Pure and Applied Sciences, Vallabh Vidyanagar 388 120, Gujarat (India)

    2011-01-15

    The study analyses the fuelwood characteristics of 26 trees including shrub species from the dry deciduous forest in Aravally region, Rajasthan, Western India was carried out to explore trees with potential for fuelwood production. Fuelwood value index (FVI) based on the properties of calorific value, wood density and ash. Calorific value was ranged between 18.54 {+-} 0.04 and 27.44 {+-} 0.09 KJ g{sup -1} in Jatropha curcus and Wrightia tinctoria respectively. Wood density varied from 0.538 {+-} 0.01 to 0.966 {+-} 0.07 g/cm{sup 3} in J. curcus and Acacia nilotica. Same way ash and moisture content was highest in J. curcus (3.38 {+-} 0.19%) and Sterculia urens (70.28 {+-} 7.52%) and lowest in Miliusa tomentosa (0.85 {+-} 0.06%) and Azadirachta indica (30.7 {+-} 10.02%) respectively. On the basis, of the 26 species analyzed, M. tomentosa has the highest FVI, followed by Lannea coromandelica, Acacia leucophloea, Madhuca indica, A. nilotica, W. tinctoria, Butea monosperma, Zizyphus nummularia, S. urens, Boswellia serrata, A. indica, Grewia tenax, Syzygium cuminii, Tectona grandis and Dalbergia sissoo were shown to have promising fuelwood production. (author)

  3. 21 CFR 872.3450 - Ethylene oxide homopolymer and/or karaya denture adhesive.

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    ... HUMAN SERVICES (CONTINUED) MEDICAL DEVICES DENTAL DEVICES Prosthetic Devices § 872.3450 Ethylene oxide... retention and comfort. (b) Classification. (1) Class I if the device is made of wax-impregnated cotton...

  4. Gum karaya based hydrogel nanocomposites for the effective removal of cationic dyes from aqueous solutions

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    Full Text Available after nanocomposite formation with SiC NPs. The HNC was employed for the removal of cationic dyes, i.e., malachite green (MG) and rhodamine B (RhB) from the aqueous solution. The HNC was found to remove 91% (MG) and 86% (RhB) of dyes with a polymer dose...

  5. Preparation and characterization of gum karaya hydrogel nanocomposite flocculant for metal ions removal from mine effluents

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    Fosso-Kankeu, E

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    Full Text Available -cl-P(AAm-co-AA)/Fe3O4 hydrogel nanocomposite] and inorganic coagulants such as polyferric chloride (af-PFCl), Al2(SO4)3, FeCl3 and Mg(OH)2. The Fe3O4 MNPs were incorporated in the matrix of the hydrogel polymer of Gk-cl-P(AAm-co-AA) through the free radical graft co...

  6. Escarificação mecânica em sementes de chichá (Sterculia foetida L. Mechanical scarfication on seeds of Sterculia foetida L.

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    Taciana Oliveira dos Santos

    2004-02-01

    Full Text Available Espécies florestais com sementes duras freqüentemente apresentam consideráveis problemas para os viveiristas, porque seus tegumentos duros e impermeáveis à água dificultam e retardam a germinação. Por isto, este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar a metodologia mais eficiente, prática e de baixo custo para superação da dormência em sementes de chichá. As sementes foram submetidas a cinco tratamentos: escarificação com lixa nº 40 por 3 minutos nos dois lados da semente, sem embebição; escarificação nos dois lados da semente, seguida de embebição por 24 horas; escarificação em um lado da semente, sem embebição; escarificação em um lado da semente, seguida de embebição; e a testemunha, cujas sementes não sofreram escarificação (intactas. As características avaliadas foram primeira contagem, porcentagem total de germinação, índice de velocidade de emergência e massa seca da parte aérea e raiz. Os resultados obtidos permitiram recomendar a escarificação com lixa nº 40 em um lado da semente por 3 minutos, seguida de embebição em água por 24 horas, e escarificação nos dois lados da semente, sem embebição, para superação da dormência de sementes de chichá.Forest species with hard seeds often pose considerable problems to nursery managers because their hard and water impermeable seed coats hinder and delay germination. Therefore, this work aimed to determine the most efficient, practical and low cost methodology to overcome dormancy in chichá seeds. The seeds were submitted to five treatments: mechanical scarification with sandpaper number 40 for three minutes on both sides of the seed without soaking; mechanical scarification with sandpaper number 40 for three minutes in both sides of the seed with 24-hour soaking; mechanical scarification with sandpaper number 40 for three minutes on one side of the seed without soaking; mechanical scarification with sandpaper number 40 for three minutes on one side of the seed with soaking and control treatment whose seeds had not been scarified (intact seeds. The characteristics evaluated were first count and total germination percentages, emergence speed index and shoot and root dry mass The results allowed to recommend mechanical scarification with sandpaper number 40 on one side of the seed for three minutes followed by soaking in water for 24 hours and mechanical scarification in both sides without soaking to overcome dormancy in chichá seeds.

  7. Escarificação mecânica em sementes de chichá (Sterculia foetida L.) Mechanical scarfication on seeds of Sterculia foetida L.

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    Taciana Oliveira dos Santos; Tarciana Gomes de Oliveira Morais; Valderez Pontes Matos

    2004-01-01

    Espécies florestais com sementes duras freqüentemente apresentam consideráveis problemas para os viveiristas, porque seus tegumentos duros e impermeáveis à água dificultam e retardam a germinação. Por isto, este trabalho teve como objetivo determinar a metodologia mais eficiente, prática e de baixo custo para superação da dormência em sementes de chichá. As sementes foram submetidas a cinco tratamentos: escarificação com lixa nº 40 por 3 minutos nos dois lados da semente, sem embebição; escar...

  8. Reedición de Pedro Henríquez Ureña

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    Es referencia bibliográfica de: Historia cultural y literaria de la América hispánica. Corrientes literarias en la América Hispánica / Pedro Henríquez Ureña ; edición y estudio preliminar de Vicente Cervera Salinas

  9. Efficient removal of rhodamine 6G dye from aqueous solution using nickel sulphide incorporated polyacrylamide grafted gum karaya bionanocomposite hydrogel

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    Kumar, N

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    Full Text Available was characterized using different characterization techniques such as XRD, FTIR, SEM, and TEM. The changes in the surface area, pore volume and pore diameter after the incorporation of nanoparticles were studied using the BET technique. The adsorption of R6G onto...

  10. Aboriginal uses and management of ethnobotanical species in deciduous forests of Chhattisgarh state in India

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    Kala Chandra

    2009-08-01

    Full Text Available Abstract A study on the native uses of ethnobotanical species was carried out in the south Surguja district of Chhattisgarh state in India with the major objective of identifying different food and medicinal plant species and also to understand their ongoing management and conservation. Through questionnaire and personal interviews, a total of 73 ethnobotanical species used by tribal and non-tribal communities were documented, of these 36 species were used in curing different types of diseases and 22 were used as edible food plants. This rich traditional knowledge of local people has an immense potential for pharmacological studies. The outside forces, at present, were mainly blamed to change the traditional system of harvesting and management of ethnobotanical species. The destructive harvesting practices have damaged the existing populations of many ethnobotanical species viz., Asparagus racemosus, Dioscorea bulbifera, Boswellia serrata, Buchnania lanzan, Sterculia urens and Anogeissus latifolia. The sustainable harvesting and management issues of ethnobotanical species are discussed in view of their conservation and management.

  11. The liquid biodiesel extracted from pranajiwa (Sterculia Foetida) seeds as fuel for direct biofuel-solid oxide fuel cell

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    Rahmawati, Fitria; Syahputra, Rahmat J. E.; Yuniastuti, Endang; Prameswari, Arum P.; Nurcahyo, I. F.

    2017-03-01

    This research applied the liquid biodiesel extracted from Pranajiwa seeds (biodiesel-p) as fuel in Intermediate Temperature-Solid Oxide Fuel Cell, IT-SOFC, with an operational temperature of 400 - 600°C. FTIR analysis of the liquid biodiesel found that the liquid consist of some functional groups. By comparing the spectrum with the commercial biosolar as produced by Pertamina, Indonesia, it is found that there are differenet peaks at a wavenumber of 3472.98; 1872.00; and 724.30 cm-1. It indicates the presence of alcoholo molecules. Composite of Samarium doped-Ceria, SDC, with sodium carbonate, NaCO3, was used as the electrolyte, and it is named as NSDC. Meanwhile, the composite of NSDC with catalyst powder of LNC, producing NSDC-L was used as a cathode and as an anode. The liquid fuel vapourized at 150 °C before come into the fuel cell, and it was reformed inside the fuel cell tube which was set up at 400, 500, and 600 °C. The measurement found that the highest Open Circuite Voltage is 0.57 volt and the power density of 1.7 mW.cm-2 at 500 °C.

  12. Sacred Grove of Punyagiri Hill, Vizianagaram District, AP, India: Ecological And Sociological Study

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    D. Srinivasa Rao

    2015-02-01

    Full Text Available  Sacred groves are important repositories of rare endangered endemic plants and floral diversity that have been conserved by the local people or communities in a sustainable manner. Sri Umakotilingeswara Swami Temple is a famous Siva Kshetra located in Vizianagaram district of the Andhra Pradesh, India. This holy shrine is situated in the Punyagiri hills, 4 kms away from the Srungavarapu Kota and 62 kms away from the Visakhapatnam (a coastal city of Andhra Pradesh. Two study sites were selected, one was in the sacred grove region another was in forest region. Line transects were used for collection of data on species richness and diversity of the flora. Density and basal area were more in the sacred grove region than the nearby forest region. Some important medicinal and valuable plants were reported in this region, plants such as Saraca asoca (Roxb., Diospyros peregryna (L., Sterculia urens (Roxb., Cleistanthus collinus (Roxb., Ficus relisiosa (L., Strublus aspera (L., Chloroxylon swietenia (L., Firmiana colorata (Roxb., Albizia odoratissima (L., Dalbergia paniculata (Roxb., Dalbergia sisso (Roxb., Azadiricta indica A. Juss., Diospyros chloroxylon (L., Holoptelea integrifolia (Roxb., Mangifera indica (L., Eucalyptus globulesv(Labelle, Bombax ceieba (L., Aegle marmelos, Ailanthus excelsa and some important pteridophytes and Bryophytes were reported in the sacred forest of the Punyagiri hills. Extension of the temple buildings and other developmental activities may be threat to the sacred groves. Invasion by the exotic weeds may further degrade the structure and composition of the sacred forests as a whole.DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.3126/ije.v4i1.12176 International Journal of Environment Volume-4, Issue-1, Dec-Feb 2014/15, page: 30-47

  13. Molekulare Studien über zirkulierende Tumorzellen und zellfreie Nukleinsäuren in präklinischen Modellen und Patientenproben

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    Gorges, Tobias

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    Circulating tumor cells (CTCs), circulating cell-free DNA (cfDNA), or tumor-specific cell-free DNA-molecules (ctDNA) have been suggested as cancer biomarkers. These biomarkers might give useful information as diagnostic, prognostic, and monitoring markers in cancer patients. In addition, tumorspecific CTCs or ctDNA-molecules may be used as “liquid biopsy” for molecular targeted agents, enabling the identification of patients who will most likely respond to a given treatment. ...

  14. Holocene vegetation and climatic variations in Central India: A study based on multiproxy evidences

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    Chauhan, M. S.; Sharma, Anupam; Phartiyal, Binita; Kumar, Kamlesh

    2013-11-01

    Palynology, texture, mineralogy, geochemistry, and magnetic susceptibility analysis of a 2 m deep sediment core from Padauna Swamp, southeastern Madhya Pradesh infers that between 8600 and 7500 cal yr BP a warm and relatively less-humid climate prevailed with open tree-savannahs dominated by grasses followed by sedges, Artemisia and members of Chenopodiaceae/Amaranthaceae with scanty trees viz., Schrebera, Aegle marmelos and Sterculia urens. This is well supported by lower organic to carbonate carbon ratio, coarser texture having relatively low CIA and magnetic susceptibility values and presence of some primary minerals. Between 7500 and 6250 cal yr BP the tree-savannahs were succeeded by open mixed deciduous forests with the invasion of a few more trees viz., Madhuca indica, Holoptelea, Emblica officinalis, Mitragyna parvifolia and members of Anacardiaceae in response to onset of a warm and humid climate. A considerable rise in organic carbon generated from the degradation of plentiful biomass along with increase in clay content with signs of kaolinite and increase in immobile over mobile elements with slightly higher CIA and magnetic susceptibility values also suggest climatic amelioration. The presence of ruderal plants such as Artemisia, Cannabis sativa and Cheno/Am further infers initiation of human activities in the region. Between 6250 and 2800 cal yr BP, the mixed deciduous forests became more diverse and dense, subduing grasses and other herbaceous elements. Sporadic incursion of Shorea robusta (Sal) in forest floristic was recorded around 5000 cal yr BP. The overall change in the vegetation mosaic reflects that a warm and more-humid climate prevailed in the region, probably on account of invigoration of southwest monsoon. This observation is further corroborated by other proxy data showing a spurt in organic/inorganic carbon ratio, increase in clay content with matured mineralogy, significantly higher CIA and magnetic susceptibility values. Since 2800 cal

  15. 21 CFR Appendix B to Subpart B of... - Scope of Product Coverage

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    ... Tracheobronchial Suction Catheter BSY—Catheters, Suction, Tracheobronchial Cardiovascular Panel (None) Dental Panel (21 CFR part 872) 872.3400 Karaya and Sodium Borate With or Without Acacia Denture Adhesive KOM—Adhesive, Denture, Acacia and Karaya With Sodium Borate 872.3700 Dental Mercury (U.S.P.) ELY—Mercury 872...

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    ... ingredient. (a) Salicylic acid 12 to 40 percent in a plaster vehicle. (b) Salicylic acid 5 to 17 percent in a collodion-like vehicle. (c) Salicylic acid 15 percent in a karaya gum, glycol plaster vehicle....

  17. 948-IJBCS-Article-Joachim D Gbenou

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    et du mélange Aframomum melegueta K. Schum – Citrus aurantifolia. Christm et ... Sterculia setigera, Aframomum melegueta et Citrus aurantifolia sont des plantes couramment utilisées ..... Anti inflammatory activity of polygala japonica extract ...

  18. utilization of sweetpotato based confection technology

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    The top soil used as potting media was analyzed at the Rotas soil laboratory limited,. Ring road ..... Preference should be given to urea over NPK fertilizer in raising seedlings of. Sterculia .... (for) Thesis, University pertainian Malaysia, serdang.

  19. MICROWAVE PROMOTED SUZUKI COUPLINGS OF 2,6-DIBROMO PYRIDINE WITH ARYL BORONIC ACIDS : SYNTHESIS OF MONO AND DIARYL PYRIDINES MICROWAVE PROMOTED Suzuki-Kupplungen von 2,6-DIBROMO PYRIDINE Mit Arylboronsäuren: Synthese von Mono-und Diaryl PYRIDINE

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    Hemasri Y, Mallikarjun,Jayaprakash Rao Y

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    Full Text Available A simple and general method for the synthesis of symmetrical and unsymmetrical aryl pyridines developed under Microwave irradiation by adopting Suzuki-Miyaura cross couplings. A variety of boronic acids are coupled with 2, 6-dibromo pyridines (1a – h using Pd[dppf]Cl2 under conventional and Microwave irradiation. Microwave irradiation facilitated reaction course and afforded mono(2a – h and double coupled(3a – h products in moderate to high yields in just 15 mins

  20. Nanocomposites of graphene oxide and upconversion rare-earth nanocrystals with superior optical limiting performance

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    Wei, Wei

    2012-04-20

    Upconversion rare-earth nanomaterials (URENs) possess highly efficient near-infrared (NIR), e.g., 980 nm, laser absorption and unique energy upconversion capabilities. On the other hand, graphene and its derivatives, such as graphene oxide (GO), show excellent performance in optical limiting (OL); however, the wavelengths of currently used lasers for OL studies mainly focus on either 532 or 1064 nm. To design new-generation OL materials working at other optical regions, such as the NIR, a novel nanocomposites, GO-URENs, which combines the advantages of both its components, is synthesized by a one-step chemical reaction. Transmission electron microscopy, X-ray diffraction, infrared spectroscopy, and fluorescence studies prove that the α-phase URENs uniformly attach on the GO surface via covalent chemical bonding, which assures highly efficient energy transfer between URENs and GO, and also accounts for the significantly improved OL performance compared to either GO or URENs. The superior OL effect is also observed in the proof-of-concept thin-film product, suggesting immediate applications in making high-performance laser-protecting products and optoelectronic devices. Copyright © 2012 WILEY-VCH Verlag GmbH & Co. KGaA, Weinheim.

  1. Contribution to our knowledge of the whitefly genus Aleuroclava Singh (Hemiptera: Aleyrodidae) in China, including Taiwan and Hong Kong, with descriptions of two new species.

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    Wang, Ji-Rui; Du, Yu-Zhou

    2016-07-15

    Two new whitefly species, Aleuroclava sterculiae sp. nov., collected from Sterculia nobilis (Malvales: Sterculiaceae) of Qingxiu hill park (Guangxi, China), and Aleuroclava rosae sp. nov., collected from Stranvaesia sp. (Rosales: Rosaceae) of Maoer Mountain (Guangxi, China), are described with morphology, line illustrations, photographs and scanning electron microscope (SEM) images. In addition, two other whitefly species, Aleuroclava lefroyi (Sundararaj & David) and Aleuroclava manii (David), are reported as new to the fauna of China, and are discussed. An identification key to Aleuroclava species known from Mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong is provided. The specimens are deposited in the Insect Collection of Yangzhou University (YZU).

  2. 21 CFR 133.178 - Pasteurized neufchatel cheese spread with other foods.

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    2010-04-01

    ... karaya, gum tragacanth, carob bean gum, gelatin, algin (sodium alginate), propylene glycol alginate, guar gum, sodium carboxymethylcellulose (cellulose gum), carrageenan, oat gum, or xanthan gum. The total...)(1)(i) of this section are used, dioctyl sodium sulfosuccinate complying with the requirements of...

  3. Valorisation of Indonesian plant oil resources

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    Daniel, Louis

    2012-01-01

    Plantaardige oliën zijn aantrekkelijk als grondstof voor de productie van biobrandstoffen, groene chemicaliën en duurzame materialen. De oliën van de Jatropha curcas en Sterculia foetida bomen zijn in vergelijking met palm- en zonnebloemolie bijzonder geschikt omdat ze niet eetbaar zijn en daarom

  4. Two new fossil fruits from Oligocene sediments of Makum Coalfield, Assam, India

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    Mehrotra, R.C. [Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany, Lucknow (India)

    2000-07-01

    Two new fossil fruits belonging to Sterculia of Sterculiaceae and Barringtonia of Lecythidaceae are described from the Oligocene sediments of Makum Coalfield, Assam, India. These fruits are reported for the first time not only from the Oligocene of Assam but from the Tertiary of India. Their presence supports the view that evergreen to littoral and swamp forests existed there during the time of deposition.

  5. Media als transporteurs van het grote geluk: over de confronterende samenhang van media en terrorisme

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    J.H. Timmermans (Jeroen)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractEnkele uren na de aanslagen op de Londonse metro, begin juli dit jaar, verscheen de Britse premier Tony Blair ten televisie om zijn geparalyseerde natie een hart onder de riem te steken. Stelt u zich eens voor u bent het terroristische brein achter de aanslagen, en u zit ’s avonds in

  6. Onkruid vraagt aandacht : juiste strategie kan arbeidsbehoefte aanzienlijk verminderen

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    Wijnands, F.G.; Leeuwen, van W.

    2003-01-01

    Ervaringen met onkruidbestrijding en het benodigde aantal uren handwieden op BIOM-bedrijven (het innovatie-praktijkproject voor de biologische landbouw). Om tot een goed onkruidbeheer te komen is naast een goede mechanisatie en een perfecte arbeidsvoorziening en -organisatie ook een strategische kij

  7. De gecombineerde rol van ethyleen en het pelmoment in het ontstaan van zuur in tulp

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    Dam, van M.F.N.; Kreuk, F.

    2010-01-01

    Proeftuin Zwaagdijk (de Zuurgroep West Friesland) en PPO-Bloembollen te Lisse deden de laatste jaren beide onderzoek naar zuur in tulp. Bij PPO werd gevonden dat ethyleen al binnen enkele uren tot dagen een belangrijke rol speelt bij toename van zuurgevoeligheid van de bollen. Uit onderzoek van Proe

  8. Media als transporteurs van het grote geluk: over de confronterende samenhang van media en terrorisme

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    J.H. Timmermans (Jeroen)

    2006-01-01

    textabstractEnkele uren na de aanslagen op de Londonse metro, begin juli dit jaar, verscheen de Britse premier Tony Blair ten televisie om zijn geparalyseerde natie een hart onder de riem te steken. Stelt u zich eens voor u bent het terroristische brein achter de aanslagen, en u zit ’s avonds in

  9. Formulation and in vitro evaluation of theophylline anhydrous bioadhesive tablets

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    Deshmukh V

    2009-01-01

    Full Text Available The aim of the current study was to design oral controlled release (CR theophylline anhydrous bioadhesive tablets and to optimize the drug release profile and in vitro bioadhesion strength. Different types of natural hydrophilic polymers such as xanthun gum, locust bean gum, guar gum, karaya gum, and their combinations were used to formulate matrix tablets. Tablets of anhydrous theophylline were prepared by the direct compression method and were subjected to in vitro drug dissolution for 12 hours using the USP dissolution apparatus basket type at a speed of 100 rpm and temperature of 37 ± 0.5°C using gastric fluid (pH 1.2. The bioadhesive strength of the tablets was measured as the force of detachment against the porcine gastric mucosa. The in vitro release study as well as the retention time of the bioadhesive tablets on the mucous membrane were investigated to develop a bioadhesive polymer-based CR delivery system and to evaluate the performance of such a delivery device. The combination of karaya gum:guar gum (6:4 tablet showed a greater bioadhesive strength as compared with a single gum and other gum combination tablets. Karaya gum:guar gum-loaded tablets were not discharged from the mucous membrane and were dissolved in the gastric fluid. An increase in the gum concentration increases the drug release profile beyond 12 hours whereas there is no significant effect of gum concentration on the bioadhesive strength of the tablet.

  10. Synthesis, Surface Active Properties and Cytotoxicity of Sodium N-Acyl Prolines.

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    Sreenu, Madhumanchi; Narayana Prasad, Rachapudi Badari; Sujitha, Pombala; Kumar, Chityal Ganesh

    2015-01-01

    Sodium N-acyl prolines (NaNAPro) were synthesized using mixture of fatty acids obtained from coconut, palm, karanja, Sterculia foetida and high oleic sunflower oils via Schotten-Baumann reaction in 58-75% yields to study the synergetic effect of mixture of hydrophobic fatty acyl functionalities like saturation, unsaturation and cyclopropene fatty acids with different chain lengths and aliphatic hetero cyclic proline head group on their surface and cytotoxicity activities. The products were characterized by chromatographic and spectral techniques. The synthesized products were evaluated for their surface active properties such as surface tension, wetting power, foaming characteristics, emulsion stability, calcium tolerance, critical micelle concentration (CMC) and thermodynamic properties. The results revealed that all the products exhibited superior surface active properties like CMC, calcium tolerance and emulsion stability as compared to the standard surfactant, sodium lauryl sulphate (SLS). In addition, palm, Sterculia foetida and high oleic sunflower fatty N-acyl prolines exhibited promising cytotoxicity against different tumor cell lines.

  11. BKSTS illustrated dictionary of moving image technology

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    Uren, Martin

    2013-01-01

    The fourth edition of the BKSTS dictionary provides clear and concise explanations of the terminology and acronyms encountered in the broadcasting and moving image industries.Convergence of these industries means that those practising within them are increasingly faced with unfamiliar terminology. Martin Uren has reflected this change in his extended choice of industry terms, acronyms and colloquialisms. He provides:- Over 3300 definitions covering film, television, sound and multimedia technologies, together with technical terms from the computing, networks and telecommunications industries.-

  12. Stimulus response experiments for modelling product formation in Clostridium acetobutylicum fermentations

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    Junne, Stefan

    2010-01-01

    In der Aceton-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Fermentation werden durch das anaerobe, Gram-positive Bakterium Clostridium acetobutylicum in der acidogenen Wachstumsphase Säuren (vorwiegend Essig- und Buttersäure) und in der solventogenen Phase Lösungsmittel (vorwiegend Aceton, Butanol und Ethanol) synthetisiert. Die Herstellung von Biobutanol gewinnt auf Grund gestiegener Bemühungen in der Entwicklung wirtschaftlicher Prozesse zur Herstellung von Grundchemikalien aus erneuerbaren Rohstoffen an Interess...

  13. Adrenomyeloneuropathie, eine seltene Ursache der primären Nebenniereninsuffizienz

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    Frank, K; Schrecker, O.; Brosi, K.; Krause, Klaus-Henning; Vecsei, K.-H.; Moser, H W; Ziegler, R.

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    Eine seltene Ursache der primären Nebennierenrindeninsuffizienz ist die X-chromosomal vererbte Adrenomyeloneuropathie. Neurologisch ist sie durch Zeichen der zentralen und peripheren Demyelinisierung, endokrinologisch durch einen M. Addison und eine zusätzliche primäre Hodeninsuffizienz gekennzeichnet. Bei zwei Patienten mit diesem Krankheitsbild konnte der Stoffwechseldefekt im Abbau langkettiger Fettsäuren durch Bestimmung eines erhöhten Hexakosansäure-Spiegels (C 26) im Blut gesichert werd...

  14. Stimulus response experiments for modelling product formation in Clostridium acetobutylicum fermentations

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    Junne, Stefan

    2010-01-01

    In der Aceton-Butanol-Ethanol (ABE) Fermentation werden durch das anaerobe, Gram-positive Bakterium Clostridium acetobutylicum in der acidogenen Wachstumsphase Säuren (vorwiegend Essig- und Buttersäure) und in der solventogenen Phase Lösungsmittel (vorwiegend Aceton, Butanol und Ethanol) synthetisiert. Die Herstellung von Biobutanol gewinnt auf Grund gestiegener Bemühungen in der Entwicklung wirtschaftlicher Prozesse zur Herstellung von Grundchemikalien aus erneuerbaren Rohstoffen an Interess...

  15. Molecular Modulation of Inhibitors of Apoptosis as a Novel Approach for Radiosensitization of Human Prostate Cancer

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    2008-11-01

    providing a proof-of- concept that IAPs may be a novel and promising target for chemo/ radiosensitization of human cancers. Loss of XIAP by RNAi also...33] Hawkins CJ, Ekert PG, Uren AG, Holmgreen SP, Vaux DL. Anti-apoptotic potential of insect cellular and viral IAPs in mammalian cells. Cell Death...expression by RNAi and antisense approaches sensitizes cancer cells to functionally diverse chemotherapeutics. Oncogene 2004; 23: 8105-17. [68

  16. Datas on the Malvetum pusillae Morariu 1943 association from Transilvania

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    Full Text Available Die Arbeit enthalt Daten uber die Association der ruderalen Unkrauter Malvetum pusillae Morariu 1943 aus den Kreisen Cluj 1-4 und Bistrita-Nasaud 5. Urtica urens, und Malva neglecta. Die daten der Aufnahmen 4 un 5, auf Grund deren Malva nelecta hohere Werte A-D aufweist (3-5, bestimmen uns, sie als Fazies im Rahmen der Association Malvetum pusillae Morariu 1943 zu betrachten (Tabelle 1.

  17. Role of p53 in cdk Inhibitor VMY-1-103-Induced Apoptosis in Prostate Cancer

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    EM, Ringer L, Bulut G, Sajwan KP, Hall MD, Lee YC, Peaceman D, Ozdemirli M, Rodriguez O, Macdonald TJ, Albanese C, Toretsky JA, Uren A. Arsenic ...103 has an enhanced ability to diffuse through the cell membrane, increasing its cytoplasmic bioavailability .4 www.landesbioscience.com Cancer...with arsenic trioxide may effec- tively block MB proliferation in culture and in mouse models of MB. In the present report, we describe the effects of

  18. Synthesis and characterization of metallic nanoparticles impregnated onto activated carbon using leaf extract of Mukia maderasapatna: Evaluation of antimicrobial activities.

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    Saravanan, A; Kumar, P Senthil; Karthiga Devi, G; Arumugam, T

    2016-08-01

    In the present research, in vitro antimicrobial activity of metallic nanoparticles impregnated on activated carbon (MNPI-AC) was investigated. Activated carbon (AC) was successfully prepared from Fishtail palm Caryota urens seeds by using two surface modification process (i) sulphuric acid treated Caryota urens seeds (SMCUS) (ii) ultrasonic assisted Caryota urens seeds (UACUS). Mukia maderasapatna plant extract was used as reducing agent for the synthesis of metallic nanoparticles. The characterization studies of MNPI - AC were performed by using a UV-visible spectrophotometer and Fourier Transform Infrared Spectroscopic (FT-IR) analyses. Different active functional groups were identified by FTIR studies which were responsible for impregnation of metallic nanoparticles on a surface of AC. The antimicrobial activity of MNPI - AC was examined against four bacterial strains: 2 g positive (Staphylococcus aureus and Staphylococcus epidermidis) and 2 g negative (Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Escherichia coli) and one fungal strain (Candida albicans). Among different MNPs, Pb-AC (UACUS) shows that higher zone of inhibition. These results in the literature showed that MNPI - AC are to be effective for deactivation and inactivation of microbes in an efficient manner. Copyright © 2016 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.

  19. Conservation biological control in strawberry: effect of different pollen on development, survival, and reproduction of Neoseiulus californicus (Acari: Phytoseiidae).

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    Gugole Ottaviano, María F; Cédola, Claudia V; Sánchez, Norma E; Greco, Nancy M

    2015-12-01

    Wild vegetation surrounding crops may provide temporary habitat and potential food sources for phytoseiids in different seasons. Monthly vegetation samples of wild plants adjacent to strawberry plants and wild plants in a vegetation strip close to the crop were taken. The frequency of Neoseiulus californicus, Tetranychus urticae and other mites and insects was recorded. In addition, in a laboratory assay, the survival, developmental time and fecundity of females fed on pollen of strawberry and pollen of wild plants where N. californicus was recorded during their flowering, were estimated. Pollen from Urtica urens, Lamium amplexicaule, Convolvulus arvensis, Sonchus oleraceous, Galega officinalis, and Fragaria x ananassa (strawberry) allowed development of N. californicus to adult, but not reproduction. Survival was 70-80 % when fed on pollen from S. oleraceus, G. officinalis and C. arvensis, 80-90 % when fed on pollen from U. urens and F. x ananassa, and more than 90 % when fed on T. urticae and on pollen from L. amplexicaule. In autumn and winter, U. urens, L. amplexicaule and S. oleraceous could promote the persistence of N. californicus when prey density in strawberry is low, offering T. urticae, thrips and pollen. In summer, pollen of C. arvensis and G. officinalis would contribute to the persistence of N. californicus when the strawberry crop is ending and offers scarce food resources. Although the pollen of these plants would not enable the predator population to increase, the presence of these plants in the vicinity of strawberry could contribute to the persistence of N. californicus population and help to limit T. urticae growth when this pest begins to colonize the crop.

  20. Influence of uncorrected refractive error and unmet refractive error on visual impairment in a Brazilian population.

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    Ferraz, Fabio H; Corrente, José E; Opromolla, Paula; Schellini, Silvana A

    2014-06-25

    The World Health Organization (WHO) definitions of blindness and visual impairment are widely based on best-corrected visual acuity excluding uncorrected refractive errors (URE) as a visual impairment cause. Recently, URE was included as a cause of visual impairment, thus emphasizing the burden of visual impairment due to refractive error (RE) worldwide is substantially higher. The purpose of the present study is to determine the reversal of visual impairment and blindness in the population correcting RE and possible associations between RE and individual characteristics. A cross-sectional study was conducted in nine counties of the western region of state of São Paulo, using systematic and random sampling of households between March 2004 and July 2005. Individuals aged more than 1 year old were included and were evaluated for demographic data, eye complaints, history, and eye exam, including no corrected visual acuity (NCVA), best corrected vision acuity (BCVA), automatic and manual refractive examination. The definition adopted for URE was applied to individuals with NCVA > 0.15 logMAR and BCVA ≤ 0.15 logMAR after refractive correction and unmet refractive error (UREN), individuals who had visual impairment or blindness (NCVA > 0.5 logMAR) and BCVA ≤ 0.5 logMAR after optical correction. A total of 70.2% of subjects had normal NCVA. URE was detected in 13.8%. Prevalence of 4.6% of optically reversible low vision and 1.8% of blindness reversible by optical correction were found. UREN was detected in 6.5% of individuals, more frequently observed in women over the age of 50 and in higher RE carriers. Visual impairment related to eye diseases is not reversible with spectacles. Using multivariate analysis, associations between URE and UREN with regard to sex, age and RE was observed. RE is an important cause of reversible blindness and low vision in the Brazilian population.

  1. Beeinflußbarkeit des primären Gushings im technologischen Ablauf

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    Müller, Michael Peter

    2014-01-01

    Es wird die Bedeutung der brautechnologischen Parameter pH-Wert und Kochdauer auf das primäre Gushing beschrieben. Der Einfluß der Pellet-Hopfung zu Kochbeginn auf das Überschäumen ist maßgeblich von der ausgewählten Hopfensorte abhängig. Eine signifikante Verminderung des Gushings kann durch den Einsatz nicht-reinheitsgebotskonformer Hopfenprodukte erreicht werden. Im Bereich der Gärung spielt die Hefevitalität eine wichtigere Rolle als die Gärtemperatur. Durch Tanninsäuren wird ein...

  2. Chance für Schweizer Biomilch

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    Es ist wissenschaftlich gut belegt: Weidehaltung und Fütterung mit frischem Grünfutter führen zu einer besseren Milchqualität. Milch aus dem Berggebiet mit Sömmerung auf Alpen ist besonders vorzüglich. Solche Milch enthält mehr gesundheitsfördernde Fettsäuren in günstigerer Zusammensetzung. Bereits wird diskutiert, wie sich die höhere Qualität preislich ausdrücken könnte.

  3. The Cāṇḍālī as Śakti

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    Aktor, Mikael

    2016-01-01

    Tantriske tekster benævner ofte Gudinden, Śakti, som en lavkastekvinde, en Cāṇḍālī eller Ḍombī. I disse sammenhænge kan logikken vedrørende urørlighed være vendt på hovedet: Kvinden er urørlig for at beskytte hende mod mænds urene begær, ikke for at beskytte mændenes renhed. Ikke desto mindre er ...

  4. SURVIVAL OF SIX TREE SPECIES IN A SELECTIVELY EXPLORED FOREST AREA AT MOJU COUNTY-PA- BRAZIL

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    Dinilde Ribeiro Serrão

    2003-07-01

    Full Text Available The survival rate of six forest tree species: Sterculia pruriens, Vouacapouaamericana, Jacaranda copaia, Protium paraense, Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens e Tabebuiaserratifolia, considering the distance between the clearing border and forest interior wasevaluated in the experimental area of EMBRAPA, at Moju – Pará. Nine gaps were selected,in which strips of 10m X 50m were installed, from the clearing border to the forest interior,in the directions North, South, East and West, subdivided into squared plots of 10m,numbered from 1 to 5. In the plots 1, 3 and 5 squared plots of 5m were installed, whereindividuals of tree species from natural regeneration were planted. In the center of each gap,a plot of 5m X 5m was installed as control, where the plantation was repeated. It wasobserved that Sterculia pruriens showed larger survival rate and Vouacapoua americana thelowest, irrespectively of the location. The latter, together with Jacaranda copaia, showed adecrease of survival related to clearing distance. All species showed larger survival in thegap center. The survival average, taking into account all species, was 72,32%.

  5. In vivo sedative activity of methanolic extract of Stericulia villosa Roxb. leaves.

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    Hossain, Md Forhad; Talukder, Bashudeb; Rana, Mohammad Nasiruddin; Tasnim, Refat; Nipun, Tanzina Sharmin; Uddin, S M Naim; Hossen, S M Moazzem

    2016-10-21

    This plant is very popular ingredient of local made drinks during hot summer. After drinking this drink people feels fresh, relaxed and can enjoy sound sleep. Present study was aimed to assess the sedative properties of a plant Sterculia villosa leaves. Therefore, we tried to find out the methanolic extract from the leaves of Sterculia villosa leaves having any sedative activity or not. The extract were subjected to various in vivo methods like hole cross test, open field test, elevated plus-maze (EPM) test, thiopental sodium induced sleeping time test. Diazepam was used as the standard drug. From the study, it is clear that the extract has excellent CNS depressant activity by reducing locomotors activity of mice in every cases of hole cross test, open field test, elevated plus-maze (EPM) test compared to the standard diazepam. In addition, the extract prolong the sleeping time (230 min) with quick onset of action (9 min) in contrast to the standard and control group. From the present study it can be conclude that the extract posses significant a sedative property that may lead to new drug development and further investigation is necessary to understand the underlying mechanisms and to isolate the active principles.

  6. Composition and Characteristics of Natural Secondary Forests in Shenzhen,South China

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    Wang Dianpei; Ji Shuyi; Chen Feipeng; Peng Shaolin

    2004-01-01

    The composition and structure of five natural secondary forests in Shenzhen were studied based on data of plots and were compared with Hong Kong zonal forest, so as to detect their succession stage and species diversity level. According to succession process of subtropical forest and ecological characteristics of dominant species, the authors speculate that five communities are at different stages. Sinosideroxylon community dominated by heliophilous evergreen broad-leaved tree (Sinosideroxylon wightianum) and conifer tree (Pinus massoniana) is at the third stage. Itea + Acronychia community dominated by two evergreen broad-leaved heliophytes (Itea chinensis and Acronychia pedunculata) is at the fourth stage. The others, I.e., Schefflera, Sterculia and Cleistocalyx + Sterculia community are at the fifth stage where some mesophytes are dominant but heliophytes have a weighed percentage of importance value. Due to succession stage and different forest management and conservation models, the species diversity of five communities is significantly lower than that of Endospermum community in Hong Kong. The values of Shannon-Wiener index and Pielous evenness index of five communities are 2.04-2.953 and 64.2%-74% respectively, but those of the Endospermum community are 4.74 and 79% respectively. The current situation of these communities suggests that the necessary measures should be taken to protect and restore the communities.

  7. 爽口润喉片的提取和制备工艺研究%Extraction and Preparation Technology of Study on Refreshing Throat Tablets

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    熊鑫; 刘欣; 刘合刚

    2012-01-01

    目的 研究爽口润喉片的提取和制备工艺.方法 以次野鸢尾黄素和多糖分别为射干和胖大海的成分考察指标,采用正交设计来优选最佳提取工艺;以口感等为指标优选辅料.结果 以射干和胖大海作为主要原料,木糖醇和薄荷油等为辅料制成的口含片,清新爽口,便于服用.结论 该制备工艺简单合理.%Objective To study the extraction and preparation process of retreshirs throat tablets. Methods Analysed Irisflorentin and polysaccharides of Rhizoma Belamcandae and Sterculia lychnophora. Using the orthogonal test to optimize the best extraction technology. And found the optimization accessories. Result Rhizoma Belamcandae and Sterculia lychnophora as the main materials, Xylose and mentha oil as the auxiliary materials,Refreshing Throat Tablets, are tasty,refreshing and convenient to take. Conclusion The preparation process is simple and reasonable.

  8. Evaluation of Insecticidal and Anti-oxidant activity of Selected Medicinal Plants

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    Noor Jahan

    2013-09-01

    Full Text Available Methanolic extracts of some selected medicinal plants, Arnica montana, Apis mellifica, Uva ursi, Urtica urens, Digitalis purpurae, Cicuta virosa, Sambucus nigra and Thuja occidentalis were evaluated for their insecticidal (on the stored grain pest, Tribolium castaneum and antioxidant activity. Permetherin was used as a reference standard for insecticidal activity and percentage mortality was found 100% at 100mg/2ml. All crude extracts exhibited concentration and time dependent insecticidal activity. Among all extracts Digitalis purpurae exhibited the highest percentage mortality (60%. Anti-oxidant activity of theses extracts were determined by DPPH radical scavenging activity and phosphomolybdate methods while using ascorbic acid as a reference standard. Significant anti-oxidant activities were revealed by U. ursi at 100 mg/ml concentration (96% DPPH scavenging activity and 91.85% total anti-oxidant activity and D. purpurae 1 mg/ml (94.25% DPPH scavenging activity and 92.28% total anti-oxidant activity; followed by, T. occidentalis, A. mellifica, U. urens C. virosa, S. nigra and A. montana in the descending series.

  9. Physicochemical and functional parameters of Cochlospermum vitifolium (bototo gum exudate

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    Maritza Coromoto Martínez

    2016-12-01

    Full Text Available The physicochemical parameters of Cochlospermum vitifolium they were evaluated and were linked to certain functional properties of industrial interest. The physicochemical parameters were determined by the classic methodology used for carbohydrates and the functional properties, as reported in the literature. The results obtained showed that the gum object of this study is low soluble in water, which corresponds with relatively high values of swelling indexes and water absorption capacity. Also, the intrinsic viscosity of the C. vitifolium exudate was related to a high molar mass, in the order of 106. Its emulsifying capacity is high, which is attributed to hydrophobic groups present in its structure. The gum gels at a minimum concentration, similar to that of the gum karaya (4.5%, but the gel that forms agglomerates, it is not uniform. The C. vitifolium gum exhibits important physicochemical and functional parameters which could serve as a criterion for testing its use in various industries.

  10. Hydrocolloid-stabilized magnetite for efficient removal of radioactive phosphates.

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    Vellora Thekkae Padil, Vinod; Rouha, Michael; Cerník, Miroslav

    2014-01-01

    Liquid radioactive waste is a common by-product when using radioactive isotopes in research and medicine. Efficient remediation of such liquid waste is crucial for increasing safety during the necessary storage of the material. Herein, we present a novel Gum Karaya stabilized magnetite for the efficient removal of radioactive phosphorus (32)P from liquid radioactive waste. This environmentally friendly material is well suited to be used as a nanohydrogel for the removal of liquid waste, which can then be stored in a smaller space and without the risk of the spills inherent to the initial liquid material. The maximum adsorption capacity of the GK/M in this study was found to be 15.68 GBq/g. We present a thorough morphological characterization of the synthesised GK/M, as well as a discussion of the possible phosphorus adsorption mechanisms.

  11. Probiotic and prebiotic-probiotic PEC microparticles for sustaining and enhancing intestinal probiotic growth.

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    Harshitha, K; Kulkarni, P K; Vaghela, Rudra; Kumar Varma, V Naga Sravan; Deshpande, D Rohan; Hani, Umme

    2015-01-01

    The aim of the study was to develop and evaluate Polyelectrolyte complex (PEC) microparticles composing Lactobacillus Acidophilus (probiotic) and Fructo oligosaccharide-Lactobacillus Acidophilus (prebiotic-probiotic), for sustaining and enhancing intestinal growth of probiotic bacteria. Gum Karaya-Chitosan(GK-CH) was used to fabricate PEC microparticles by extrusion method. The prepared microparticles were characterized for FT-IR, DSC and particle size and evaluated for percentage yield, swelling, surface morphology, entrapment rate and further studied for influence of prebiotic over probiotic growth. The fabricated PEC microparticles composed of Probiotic and Prebiotic- Probiotic have exhibited sustainability of probiotic bacteria for 12 hrs in GIT conditions and presence of prebiotic in the preparation enhanced the probiotic cell growth. Hence, it can be concluded that PEC between GK-CH was found to be successful in sustaining cell release and presence of prebiotic was found to enhance the probiotic cell growth.

  12. Hydrocolloid-Stabilized Magnetite for Efficient Removal of Radioactive Phosphates

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    Vinod Vellora Thekkae Padil

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Liquid radioactive waste is a common by-product when using radioactive isotopes in research and medicine. Efficient remediation of such liquid waste is crucial for increasing safety during the necessary storage of the material. Herein, we present a novel Gum Karaya stabilized magnetite for the efficient removal of radioactive phosphorus 32P from liquid radioactive waste. This environmentally friendly material is well suited to be used as a nanohydrogel for the removal of liquid waste, which can then be stored in a smaller space and without the risk of the spills inherent to the initial liquid material. The maximum adsorption capacity of the GK/M in this study was found to be 15.68 GBq/g. We present a thorough morphological characterization of the synthesised GK/M, as well as a discussion of the possible phosphorus adsorption mechanisms.

  13. Influence of Sugars, Modified Starches and Hydrocolloids Addition on Colour and Thermal Properties of Raspberry Cream Fillings

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    Pichler Anita

    2017-03-01

    Full Text Available This paper deals with the influence of the addition of sugars (sucrose, fructose and trehalose, modified starches (tapioca or waxy maize starch and hydrocolloids (karaya or guar gum on colour and thermal properties of raspberry cream fillings. In addition, the influence of the above-mentioned additives on the colour and thermal properties of raspberry cream fillings stored at room temperature over a period of 8 and 16 months was investigated. Results showed that the highest anthocyanin content and total phenolic content were detected in raspberry cream filling prepared with sucrose and trehalose in combination with guar gum. During storage, after 8 and 16 months at room temperature, anthocyanin content and total phenolic content decreased. Results also showed that the kind of sugar and added modified starches or hydrocolloids influenced the thermal properties of cream fillings. During storage, a decrease was observed in both freezing temperature as well as enthalpy of cream fillings.

  14. A simple technique for removing plant polysaccharide contaminants from DNA.

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    Do, N; Adams, R P

    1991-02-01

    A survey of the inhibitory effects of various plant polysaccharides on DNA restrictions (HindIII and EcoRI) revealed that neutral polysaccharides (arabino-galactan, dextran, gum guar, gum locust bean, beta-glucan, inulin, laminaran, mannan and starch) were not very inhibitory. In contrast, acidic polysaccharides (carrageenan, dextran sulfate, gum ghatti, gum karaya, pectin and xylan) were very inhibitory, even at low concentrations. The Elutip-d (RPC-5 type resin) was evaluated for removal of the inhibitory polysaccharides. Used alone or in combination with a phenol/chloroform wash, it proved effective in removing the polysaccharide so that HindIII digestion was possible, except in the cases of carrageenan and dextran sulfate. In addition, the genomic DNA extracts from live oak (Quercus virginiana) and magnolia (Magnolia grandiflora) were sufficiently purified so that the DNAs could be restricted with both EcoRI and HindIII.

  15. Efficacy of Erythropleum suaveolens (potrodom and Distemonanthus benthamianus (bonsamdua Water Extractives on the Durability of Five Selected Ghanaian Less Used Timber Species

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    *A. Asamoah

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    Full Text Available Conventional wood preservatives are not only toxic to target bio-deterioration organisms but also to man, other organisms and the environment. In an effort to find preservatives that are less or non- toxic to man, other organisms and the environment, efficacy of branch bark and heartwood water extracts (0.65g/ml of Erythropleum suaveolens (potrodom and Distemonanthus benthamianus (bonsamdua respectively were tested on five selected less used timer species (LUS: Sterculia oblonga (ohaa, Antiaris toxicaria (kyenkyen, Canarium schweinfurthii (bediwonua, Celtis zenkeri (esa-kokoo and Cola gigantea (watapuo following a modified EN 252. Regardless of extract retention in selected LUS, potrodom extract improved their durability more than that of bonsamdua. Improved durability of immersed and brushed selected LUS was ranked as follows: C. gigantea > C. zenkeri > S. oblonga > A. toxicaria > C. schweinfurthii. Though extracts showed reduced efficacy with time, indications were that they could be employed to control pests in low durability woods.

  16. Indigenous knowledge system for treatment of trypanosomiasis in Kaduna state of Nigeria.

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    Atawodi, S E; Ameh, D A; Ibrahim, S; Andrew, J N; Nzelibe, H C; Onyike, E O; Anigo, K M; Abu, E A; James, D B; Njoku, G C; Sallau, A B

    2002-02-01

    A survey was carried out in Kaduna State of Nigeria to establish the indigenous knowledge system for treating trypanosomiasis in domestic animals. Questionnaire and interviews were, respectively, administered to, or conducted with about 200 livestock farmers and traders spread around the state. Data obtained revealed the use of several plants either alone or in combination, for the treatment and management of trypasonomiasis. The most common plants encountered were Adansonia digitata, Terminalia avicennoides, Khaya senegalensis, Cissus populnea, Tamarindus indica, Lawsonia inermis, Boswellia dalzielli, Pseudocedrela kotschi, Syzyium quinensis, Sterculia setigera, Afzelia africana, Prosopis africana, Lancea kerstingii. The method of preparation and mode of administration of some of these plants in the treatment of trypanosomiasis are reviewed and discussed.

  17. Pólen das plantas do nordeste setentrional do Brasil III: Sterculiaceae

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    M. M. Barros de Miranda

    1989-01-01

    Full Text Available Nesta parte do catálogo das plantas do nordeste setentrional do Brasil, foram estudadas 8 espécies da família Sterculiaceae. Os grãos apresentam características morfológicas relacionadas com os gêneros. Guazuma distingue-se por ser 3-colporado e de tamanho pequeno, Helicteris apresenta-se 3-porado, Sterculia é 3-colporado suprareticulado, e Waltheria (4 - 5-colporado suprareticulado em W. indica (isostOica. (4 - 6-colporado espiculoso em W. viscosissima brevistila e 3-colporado suprareticulado em W. viscosissima longistila. Os dados obtidos demonstram que se trata de uma família heterogênea do ponto de vista palinológico, onde o grão de pólen tem importância na sua taxonomia.In this paper of catalogue Norteast brasilian plants pollen grains, the autors deals with Sterculiaceae. Based on the aperture as major and exine pattern and size as subsidiary caracteres, seven pollen types have been recognized. Guazuma small, prolate spheroidal, 3-zonocolporate, having ornamented ora Helicteris produces two pollen types: 3-zonoporate pilate grains (H. mollis and 3-zonoporate verrucose grains (H. baruensis and H. heptandra; Sterculia 3-zonocolporate and suprereticulate grains, Waltheria three pollen types: 3-zonocolporate retipilariate grains (W. viscosissima longistila; (4- 6-colporate suprareticulate grains (W. indica and (4- 6-colporate spinulose (W. viscosissima brevistila grains. Identification key for studied species, based on the morphological characteristics of their pollen grains, is presented.

  18. Important indigenous plants used in the Transkei as food supplements

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    A. S. Wehmeyer

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    Full Text Available Despite the fact that there is a tendency to rely more and more on foods which can be purchased at stores, the indigenous edible plants or veld foods play a significant role in the diet of the people living in the rural areas of the Transkei. Although more work is required to gather and prepare veld foods, they can be an important and inexpensive source of macronutrients — carbohydrates, fats and protein — and also micronutrients such as minerals and vitamins. Some of the more commonly-used plants such as  Sonchus asper, Chenopodium album, Centella coriacea, Galinsoga parviflora, Urtica urens and Solanum nigrum are discussed and nutrient composition given. The names of a few plants which should rather be avoided, are also given. Many of these edible plants are also regarded as weeds and. instead of eradicating them, their cultivation should perhaps be encouraged.

  19. Reproductive ecology of two Mucuna species (Leguminosae, Faboideae, Phaseoleae) : embriology, cytogenetic and genetic variability in southeastern Brazil

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    Kayna Agostini

    2008-01-01

    Resumo: Estudos reprodutivos em Leguminosae são escassos e restritos a espécies de importância agrícola e as de regiões temperadas. As informações disponíveis mostram alta incidência de aborto de frutos e sementes na família, mas pouco se conhece sobre as causas dos processos abortivos. No gênero Mucuna, cuja ecologia da reprodução é pouco conhecida, ocorre alta produção de frutos e sementes em M. urens, enquanto em M. japira a produção é muito baixa, devido aos abortos, embora em ambas haja ...

  20. A família Arecaceae (palmeiras no município de Lavras, MG

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    Joyce de Almeida Alves

    2010-06-01

    Full Text Available This work identified the species of Arecaceae that occur in the County of Lavras, MG and elaborated a dichotomousanalytical key for the species found. The survey was carried out in two stages: (1 survey the main squares and gardens (municipaland privately owned; (2 survey of the species close to the margins of the Lavras County federal, state and municipal highways. Thepalm trees found were photographed and identified in loco or through herbarium survey and related literature. Thirty nine specieswere found, 5 of which are native, distributed in 25 genera. The genera with the higher numbers of species were Syagrus (6, Dypsis(3 and Roystonea (3, making up 31.58% of the species. The native species Acrocomia aculeata and Syagrus romanzoffiana occurin most edges of the travelled roads. In the survey done in the main squares and gardens, the species of the genus Dypsis, Syagrusromanzoffina, Phoenix roebelenii and Caryota urens stood out.

  1. Análisis del papel de los caracteres foliares de Cnidoscolus (Euphorbiaceae) en la defensa contra herbívoros y patógenos

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    Torres-González, Daniel; García-Guzmán, Graciela

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    Se analizó el papel de algunos caracteres foliares (área específica, grosor, densidad de tricomas, contenido hídrico y producción de látex) de tres especies de Cnidoscolus (Euphorbiaceae) en la defensa contra insectos herbívoros y hongos patógenos. Se examinó el daño foliar en adultos de las especies arbóreas C. spinosus y C. megacanthus y de la especie herbácea C. urens, en poblaciones localizadas en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Chamela-Cuixmala (Jal.) y en la región de Huatulco-Zimatán (Oax...

  2. Hypertonie: Nichtmedikamentöse Maßnahmen einschließlich alternativer Methoden

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    Slany J

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    Full Text Available Optimierung des Lebensstils sollte ein integrierender Bestandteil jedes Bluthochdruckmanagements sein. Etablierte Maßnahmen sind Ausdauerbelastung, eventuell mit Krafttraining kombiniert, Gewichtsnormalisierung, Ernährung reich an Gemüse, Obst, mageren Milchprodukten und ungesättigten Fettsäuren, aber arm an Fett, gesättigten Fettsäuren (DASH und mediterrane Kost und kochsalzreduziert (5–6 g/Tag sowie moderater Alkoholkonsum und Verzicht auf Rauchen. Für Nichtrauchen, gesunde Ernährung und körperlich aktive Lebensweise sind günstige Auswirkungen auf kardiovaskuläre Morbidität und Mortalität gesichert, die über die meist nur bescheidene bzw. im Falle des Rauchverzichts nichtexistente Blutdrucksenkung hinausgehen. Konsum von Kaffee und Tee ist unbedenklich, möglicherweise sogar protektiv. Transzendentale Meditation scheint bei regelmäßiger Durchführung den Blutdruck zu senken. Für Yoga, Akupunktur, Biofeedback und diverse Entspannungstechniken ist die Datenlage zu unsicher, um sie empfehlen zu können. Bei entsprechendem Patientenwunsch können sie zur Unterstützung einer notwendigen Medikation versucht werden. Insgesamt ist Lebensstiloptimierung eine Dauermaßnahme. Sie darf bei Patienten mit erhöhtem Risiko keineswegs eine indizierte medikamentöse Drucksenkung ersetzen. Bei erfolgreicher Umsetzung können die etablierten Methoden die altersbedingte Zunahme des arteriellen Drucks verzögern, Medikamente einsparen und kardiovaskuläre Ereignisse hintanhalten.

  3. Welche Nahrungsergänzungsmittel braucht die Frau nach der Menopause?

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    Zyriax BC

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Nahrungsergänzungsmittel wie Vitamine, Mineralien, Omega-3-Fettsäuren und einige weitere Substanzen finden in den westlichen Ländern weite Verbreitung. In Deutschland nehmen 40 % der Frauen 50 Jahre regelmäßig Supplemente in der Absicht ein, eine adäquate Versorgung zu gewährleisten oder chronische Krankheiten zu vermeiden. Die Mehrheit der Verbraucher berät sich nicht mit ihrem Arzt, was zu inadäquater Dosierung, potenziellen Nebenwirkungen und Interaktionen mit Medikamenten führen kann. Im Unterschied zu Medikamenten dürfen Supplemente ohne Nachweis ihrer Wirksamkeit durch klinische Studien vertrieben werden. Bisher ist die Evidenz für die meisten Supplemente unzureichend, um ihre Anwendung zur Prävention von Krebs oder Herz-Kreislauferkrankungen zu empfehlen. Die Daten von Beobachtungsstudien sind widersprüchlich und Informationen aus randomisierten, kontrollierten Studien fehlen. Daher ist der allgemeine Gebrauch von Supplementen im täglichen Leben eine Gratwanderung zwischen Nutzen und Risiko. Hinsichtlich einer Osteoporose-Prophylaxe werden regelmäßige körperliche Aktivität und eine ausreichende Versorgung mit Kalzium aus der Nahrung und gegebenenfalls eine Supplementierung von Vitamin D empfohlen, insbesondere für Frauen nach der Menopause. Weiterhin ist unter älteren Frauen ein Mangel an Vitamin B12 aufgrund ungenügender Versorgung oder atrophischer Gastritis verbreitet. Mehr Information ist zur Einschätzung des Stellenwertes von Omega-3-Fettsäuren und B-Vitaminen zum Erhalt kognitiver Funktionen erforderlich.

  4. The effect of duration of solarization on controlling branched broomrape (Phelipanche ramosa L. and some weed species

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    Boz, Özhan

    2012-03-01

    Full Text Available In this study, the effects of two-, four- and six-week periods of solarization on Phelipanche ramosa and other weeds were determined in tomato greenhouses between 2007-2009 in Aydin Province/Turkey. In the first year, the maximum temperatures recorded in the soil in the solarized area were 54 °C at a depth of 5 cm, 47 °C at 10 cm and 41 °C at 20 cm. In the second year, the maximum temperatures in the solarized area were 44.5 °C at 5 cm, 39.7 °C at 10 cm and 34.7 °C at 20 cm. In the first season, regardless of solarization time, solarization reduced the density of Amaranthus viridis, Setaria verticillata, Urtica urens, Solanum nigrum, Portulaca oleracea, Chenopodium album and Stellaria media by 99-100 %. Solarization’s effect on P. ramosa was 100 % regardless of the duration of solarization. In the second year, 2-, 4- and 6-week solarization periods, respectively, reduced A. viridis by 67, 73 and 93 %; S. verticillata by 78, 80 and 94 %; U. urens by 99, 100 and 100 %; and S. media by 100 % for all treatments. When P. ramosa was examined, a 2-week solarization period was found to result in a 20 % decrease and a 4-week solarization period resulted in a 47 % decrease. Six weeks of solarization reduced P. ramosa by 74 %. Additionally, there was an increase in tomato yield in response to longer periods of solarization.

  5. Response Characteristics of Five Native Plants of South China to Salt Stress and Evaluation of Their Salt Tolerance%盐胁迫下5种华南乡土植物的反应特性及耐盐性评价

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    吴竹妍; 蔡静如; 钱瑭璜; 唐彪; 赵克奇; 沈彦会; 刘晓娇; 廖浩斌

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    采用盆栽方法,以短序润楠、格木、合欢、假苹婆、玉蕊这5种实生苗为材料,用不同浓度的NaCl溶液进行处理,对盐胁迫下各树种的形态表现、生理指标响应进行研究,结果表明:(1)5个物种在盐胁迫过程中受害程度随着胁迫浓度增加而加重,在同一盐浓度下,受害指数随胁迫时间的延长而逐渐增大,高浓度胁迫30 d后,合欢的存活率高达90%,短序润楠、假苹婆和格木仍有30%以上的存活率。(2)各物种相对电导率、丙二醛含量均有不同程度的增加,同时积累可溶性糖和脯氨酸,大多数物种的可溶性糖先升高后下降,脯氨酸含量显著上升,但各物种上升趋势不同;在盐胁迫后,Na+和K+浓度显著升高。(3)结合存活率和隶属函数法进行综合评价可知,5种参试植物分为4类:合欢和假苹婆为强耐盐植物,短序润楠和格木为中等耐盐植物,玉蕊为弱耐盐植物。%The morphological characteristics and physiological indexes of seedlings of Machilus breviflora, Erythor phleum fordii, Albizia julibrissin, Sterculia lanceolata and Barringtonia racemosa under salt stress were investigated .The seedlings were cul-tivated in pots that were treated with different concentrations of NaCl .The results showed that:(1) In the process of salt stress, the vulnerability of these five indigenous plants increased with the increase in NaCl concentration and in stress time at the same salt con -centration;after being treated with high concentration of NaCl for 30 days, the survival rate of Abli zia julibris in was as high as 90%, and that of Machilus breviflora, Sterculia lanceolata and Erythrophleum fordii was still more than 30%.( 2) Under the salt stress , the relative conductivity and MDA content of each species increased to some extent , and their soluble sugar and proline were accu-mulated.The soluble sugar content of most species first

  6. Sobrevivência de espécies arbóreas plantadas em clareiras causadas pela colheita de madeira em uma floresta de terra firme no município de Paragominas na Amazônia brasileira Survival of seedlings planted in gaps after harvesting in a terra firme rain forest in Paragominas region in the Brazilian Amazonia

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    Jaqueline Macêdo Gomes

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    Full Text Available Analisou-se a sobrevivência de mudas plantadas em 400 clareiras causadas por exploração florestal de impacto reduzido, em floresta de terra firme na Amazônia Oriental. Foram plantadas 3.818 mudas de 17 espécies, das quais apenas Schizolobium amazonicum não ocorre na área de estudo. A distância entre as mudas plantadas foi de aproximadamente 5m. As avaliações ocorreram em 2005 e 2006. Com base na sobrevivência das mudas aos 11 meses após o plantio, as espécies indicadas para o enriquecimento de clareiras são: Schizolobium amazonicum, Cedrela odorata, Jacaranda copaia, Manilkara huberi, Astronium gracile, Pouteria bilocularis, Tabebuia impetiginosa,Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens, Cordia goeldiana, Parkia gigantocarpa, Simarouba amara, Sterculia pilosa, Laetia procera, Dinizia excelsa e Schefflera morototoni. Estudos sobre a taxa de crescimento, em períodos mais longos, são necessários para confirmar a utilização dessas espécies em plantios de enriquecimento de clareiras oriundas de exploração florestal, como alternativa para aumentar a produtividade e o valor econômico das florestas naturais manejadas na Amazônia brasileira.Survival of seedlings planted in 400 gaps created by reduced impact logging in a terra firme forest in the Eastern Amazonia was evaluated. 3,818 seedlings from 17 species occurring in the study area, except for Schizolobium amazonicum (paricá, which is rare in natural forests of Paragominas region, were planted in the gaps. Spacing of planted seedlings was 5m. According to survival of seedlings during 11 months after planting, the species Schizolobium amazonicum, Cedrela odorata, Jacaranda copaia, Manilkara huberi, Astronium gracile, Pouteria bilocularis, Tabebuia impetiginosa,Pseudopiptadenia suaveolens, Cordia goeldiana, Parkia gigantocarpa, Simarouba amara, Sterculia pilosa, Laetia procera, Dinizia excelsa and Schefflera morototoni can be suggested for enriching in gaps created by reduced impact logging

  7. Formulation and evaluation of controlled release floating matrix tablets of Stavudine

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    Suryadevara Vidyadhara

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available The purpose of this research was to prepare and evaluate floating drug delivery systems of Stavudine. Floating matrix tablets of Stavudine were developed to prolong gastric residence time and increase its bioavailability. Rapid gastrointestinal transit could result in incomplete drug release from the drug delivery system above the absorption zone leading to diminished efficacy of the administered dose. The matrix tablets were prepared by direct compression technique, using polymers such as hydroxylpropylmethyl cellulose (HPMC K15M, karaya gum and other standard excipients. Sodium bicarbonate was incorporated as a gas-generating agent. The effect of different concentrations of polymers on drug release profile and floating properties were investigated. Comparable release profiles between the commercial product and the designed system were obtained. The matrix formulations were evaluated for physical parameters, drug release by in vitro dissolution studies and in vitro buoyancy studies. Surface characteristics, drug-excipient interactions and crystal morphology of optimized formulations were evaluated by SEM analysis and DSC studies.

  8. Natural polysaccharide functionalized gold nanoparticles as biocompatible drug delivery carrier.

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    Pooja, Deep; Panyaram, Sravani; Kulhari, Hitesh; Reddy, Bharathi; Rachamalla, Shyam S; Sistla, Ramakrishna

    2015-09-01

    Biocompatibility is one of the major concerns with inorganic nanoparticles for their applications as drug delivery system. Natural compounds such as sugars, hydrocolloids and plant extracts have shown potential for the green synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoparticles. In this study, we report the synthesis of gum karaya (GK) stabilized gold nanoparticles (GKNP) and the application of prepared nanoparticles in the delivery of anticancer drugs. GKNP were characterized using different analytical techniques. GKNP exhibited high biocompatibility during cell survival study against CHO normal ovary cells and A549 human non-small cell lung cancer cells and during hemolytic toxicity studies. Gemcitabine hydrochloride (GEM), an anticancer drug, was loaded on the surface of nanoparticles with 19.2% drug loading efficiency. GEM loaded nanoparticles (GEM-GNP) showed better inhibition of growth of cancer cells in anti-proliferation and clonogenic assays than native GEM. This effect was correlated with higher reactive oxygen species generation by GEM-GNP in A549 cells than native GEM. In summary, GK has significant potential in the synthesis of biocompatible gold nanoparticles that could be used as prospective drug delivery carrier for anticancer drugs.

  9. Effect of polymers on in-vitro performance of eplerenone sustained release matrix tablets

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    Sunil Reddy

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Objectives: The intention of the present study was to design and assess oral sustained drug delivery systems for Eplerenone, using Cellulose and natural polymers as release modifiers in the form of matrix tablets. Material and methods: Matrix tablets containing cellulose polymers like HPMC K4M, HPMC K15M, NaCMC and natural polymers like Guar Gum, Xanthan Gum, and Karaya Gum were prepared by wet granulation technique using PVP K60 as a tablet binder. Results: The optimized formulation (F1 contains 1: 0.70 ratio (D: HPMC K4M and (F4 contains 1:1 ratio (D: Guar gum respectively. The in-vitro release kinetic studies of prepared matrix tablets with both the polymers were studied. The kinetic treatment illustrate that the optimized formulation (F1 and F4 followed zero order kinetics with release exponent (n 0.87. Drug content in the tablets and amount of drug released were estimated by reported HPLC method. The FT-IR and DSC studies did not show any interaction of drug with the excipients used in the formulation. Conclusion: The results clearly indicated that Eplerenone could be successfully prepared using an appropriate ratio of cellulose polymers like HPMC K4M, and natural gums like Guar gum in the form of matrix tablets

  10. Chemické modifikace hydrogelů z přírodního polysacharidu

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    Poštulková, Hana

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    V teoretické části práce by shrnuty chemické a fyzikální vlastnosti, chemická struktura a využití přírodního polysacharidu gum karaya. Hlavním cíle diplomové práce byla alkalická modifikace původní nerozpustné gum karayi na rozpustný produkt, který může být v budoucnu využit pro další aplikace například v medicíně. Nerozpustnost gum karayi je způsobena přítomností acetylových skupin a vícemocných iontů ve struktuře polysacharidu. Byly zkoumány optimální podmínky pro modifikační proces. Pro mo...

  11. Suppressive effect of viscous dietary fiber on elevations of uric acid in serum and urine induced by dietary RNA in rats is associated with strength of viscosity.

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    Koguchi, Takashi; Nakajima, Hisao; Koguchi, Hiromi; Wada, Masahiro; Yamamoto, Yuji; Innami, Satoshi; Maekawa, Akio; Tadokoro, Tadahiro

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    This study was performed to clarify how dietary fiber (DF) with different viscosities would be associated with dietary RNA metabolism. Male Wistar strain rats, four weeks old, were fed diets containing a 3% (w/w) yeast RNA and a 5% (w/w) viscous DF for five days. Viscosity of DF samples used, in order of strength, were xanthan gum (XG) > guar gum (GG) > locust bean gum (LBG) > karaya gum (KG) > pectin (PE) = arabic gum (AG) > CM-cellulose (CMC) = inulin (IN). The serum uric acid concentration in the viscous DF groups significantly decreased as compared with that in the cellulose (CL) group. The urinary excretions of uric acid and allantoin in the respective groups given AG, GG, IN, KG, PE, and XG were significantly suppressed as compared with those in the CL group. The fecal RNA excretion was markedly increased in the IN, KG, PE, and XG groups in comparison to the CL group. The DF with high viscosity significantly suppressed RNA digestion by RNase A and decreased uptakes of 14C-labeled adenosine and adenosine 5'-monophosphate (5'-AMP) in rat jejunum. The results reveal that the suppressive effect of DF on elevation of serum uric acid concentration induced by dietary RNA in rats is associated with the strength of DF viscosity. The mechanism by which this is accomplished is suggested to be attributed to the inhibitions of digestion for dietary RNA and/or absorption of the hydrolyzed compounds.

  12. Vulnerability of Commercial Tree Species to Water Stress in Logged Forests of the Guiana Shield

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    Hélène Fargeon

    2016-05-01

    Full Text Available The future of tropical managed forests is threatened by climate change. In anticipation of the increase in the frequency of drought episodes predicted by climatic models for intertropical regions, it is essential to study commercial trees’ resilience and vulnerability to water stress by identifying potential interaction effects between selective logging and stress due to a lack of water. Focusing on 14 species representing a potential or acknowledged commercial interest for wood production in the Guiana Shield, a joint model coupling growth and mortality for each species was parametrized, including a climatic variable related to water stress and the quantity of aboveground biomass lost after logging. For the vast majority of the species, water stress had a negative impact on growth rate, while the impact of logging was positive. The opposite results were observed for the mortality. Combining results from growth and mortality models, we generate vulnerability profiles and ranking from species apparently quite resistant to water stress (Chrysophyllum spp., Goupia glabra Aubl., Qualea rosea Aubl., even under logging pressure, to highly vulnerable species (Sterculia spp.. In light of our results, forest managers in the Guiana Shield may want to conduct (i a conservation strategy of the most vulnerable species and (ii a diversification of the logged species. Conservation of the already-adapted species may also be considered as the most certain way to protect the tropical forests under future climates.

  13. Matrix Effect on the Spray Drying Nanoencapsulation of Lippia sidoides Essential Oil in Chitosan-Native Gum Blends.

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    Paula, Haroldo C B; Oliveira, Erick F; Carneiro, Maria J M; de Paula, Regina C M

    2016-05-25

    Essential oils have many applications in the pharmaceutical, chemical, and food fields, however, their use is limited to the fact that they are very labile, requiring their a priori encapsulation, aiming to preserve their properties.This work reports on the preparation of chitosan-gum nanoparticles loaded with thymol containing Lippia sidoides essential oil, using exudates of Anacardium Occidentale (cashew gum), Sterculia striata (chichá gum), and Anadenanthera macrocarpa trees (angico gum). Nanoparticles were produced by spray drying an emulsion of L. sidoides essential oil and aqueous solution of gums with different chitosan : gum ratios. Samples were characterized by FTIR and UV/VIS spectroscopy, particle size, volume distribution, and zeta potential. The FTIR spectrum showed the main signals of chitosan and the gums. Data obtained revealed that the samples had sizes in the nano range, varying from 17 nm to 800 nm. The zeta potential varied from + 30 mV to - 40 mV. Nanoparticle loading values varied from 6.7 % to 15.6 %, with an average encapsulating efficiency of 62 %, where the samples with high ratios of cashew gum and chichá gum presented high oil loading values. The data revealed that both the chitosan : gum ratio and polysaccharide characteristics play major roles in nanoencapsulation processes.

  14. Phytochemical Profile and Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Medicinal Plants Used by Aboriginal People of New South Wales, Australia.

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    Akter, Kaisarun; Barnes, Emma C; Brophy, Joseph J; Harrington, David; Community Elders, Yaegl; Vemulpad, Subramanyam R; Jamie, Joanne F

    2016-01-01

    Aboriginal people of Australia possess a rich knowledge on the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of sores, wounds, and skin infections, ailments which impose a high global disease burden and require effective treatments. The antibacterial and antioxidant activities and phytochemical contents of extracts, obtained from eight medicinal plants used by Aboriginal people of New South Wales, Australia, for the treatment of skin related ailments, were assessed to add value to and provide an evidence-base for their traditional uses. Extracts of Acacia implexa, Acacia falcata, Cassytha glabella, Eucalyptus haemastoma, Smilax glyciphylla, Sterculia quadrifida, and Syncarpia glomulifera were evaluated. All extracts except that of S. quadrifida showed activity against sensitive and multidrug resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus with minimum inhibitory concentration values ranging from 7.81 to 1000 μg/mL. The sap of E. haemastoma and bark of A. implexa possessed high total phenolic contents (TPC) and strong DPPH radical scavenging abilities. A positive correlation was observed between TPC and free radical scavenging ability. GC-MS analysis of the n-hexane extract of S. glomulifera identified known antimicrobial compounds. Together, these results support the traditional uses of the examined plants for the treatment of skin related ailments and infections by Aboriginal people of New South Wales, Australia.

  15. Phytochemical Profile and Antibacterial and Antioxidant Activities of Medicinal Plants Used by Aboriginal People of New South Wales, Australia

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    Kaisarun Akter

    2016-01-01

    Full Text Available Aboriginal people of Australia possess a rich knowledge on the use of medicinal plants for the treatment of sores, wounds, and skin infections, ailments which impose a high global disease burden and require effective treatments. The antibacterial and antioxidant activities and phytochemical contents of extracts, obtained from eight medicinal plants used by Aboriginal people of New South Wales, Australia, for the treatment of skin related ailments, were assessed to add value to and provide an evidence-base for their traditional uses. Extracts of Acacia implexa, Acacia falcata, Cassytha glabella, Eucalyptus haemastoma, Smilax glyciphylla, Sterculia quadrifida, and Syncarpia glomulifera were evaluated. All extracts except that of S. quadrifida showed activity against sensitive and multidrug resistant strains of Staphylococcus aureus with minimum inhibitory concentration values ranging from 7.81 to 1000 μg/mL. The sap of E. haemastoma and bark of A. implexa possessed high total phenolic contents (TPC and strong DPPH radical scavenging abilities. A positive correlation was observed between TPC and free radical scavenging ability. GC-MS analysis of the n-hexane extract of S. glomulifera identified known antimicrobial compounds. Together, these results support the traditional uses of the examined plants for the treatment of skin related ailments and infections by Aboriginal people of New South Wales, Australia.

  16. Homocystein und Hyperhomocysteinämie

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    Kiefer I

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Homocystein ist ein Intermediärprodukt im Stoffwechsel schwefelhältiger Aminosäuren. Im gesunden Organismus wird Homocystein innerhalb von kurzer Zeit wieder zu Methionin remethyliert oder über Cystathionin und Cystein zu Glutathion weiter verstoffwechselt. Als Coenzyme werden die Vitamine B6 und B12 und als Methylgruppendonator die Folsäure benötigt. Homocystein ist ein unabhängiger Risikofaktor für eine Reihe von Erkrankungen wie beispielsweise Atherosklerose oder arterielle und venöse Thrombosen. Gesamtplasmaspiegel von 10 µmol/l stellen bereits ein Risiko für Begleit- und Folgekrankheiten dar. Jede Erhöhung des Plasmahomocysteinspiegels um bis zu 5 µmol/l erhöht das kardiovaskuläre Risiko zwischen 32 % und 60 % und entspricht einer Cholesterinerhöhung von 20 mg/dl. Schätzungen gehen davon aus, daß bis zu 7 % der Bevölkerung eine Homocysteinämie aufweisen, wovon zwei Drittel der Fälle wahrscheinlich auf eine unzureichende Plasmakonzentration der am Homocystein-Metabolismus beteiligten Vitamine (Folsäure, Vitamin B6 und Vitamin B12 zurückzuführen ist. Ziel muß es künftig sein, das Homocystein-Bewußtsein, sowohl in der Bevölkerung als auch bei den Ärzten zu erhöhen.

  17. The folk-medicinal plants of Kadişehri (Yozgat – Turkey

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    Muhammed İhsan Han

    2015-07-01

    Full Text Available This paper contains significant ethnobotanical information on folk-medicinal plants and their ethnopharmacological uses in Kadışehri. The aim of the study was mainly to collect and identify the plants used therapeutically by the local people, and to make available information about traditional herbal medicine. It was undertaken during the period 2011–2012 and is based on plants collected during field work. Fifty-six plants used in folk-medicine and belonging to 34 families were identified in this study. Of these, 48 species were wild, and 8 species were cultivated plants. The most common families were Rosaceae (12.5%, Lamiaceae (8.9% and Asteraceae (7.1%; and the most common preparations were decoctions (36.7%. In addition, a cultural importance index (CI and use report (UR were calculated for each species. Based on the CI, the most important plants were Cydonia oblonga (0.77, Ecballium elaterium (0.66, Urtica urens (0.66, Vitis vinifera (0.66, Plantago lanceolata (0.65, Plantago major subsp. major (0.65 and Rosa canina (0.62. We found three species of plant (Astragalus noaeanus, Populus ×canescens and Salvia cyanescens which had never before been reported to have medicinal properties.

  18. Viability of various weed seeds in anaerobic conditions (biogas plant)

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    Hansen, S.; Hansen, J.

    1983-04-01

    Seeds from different weeds, Urtica urens L. (nettle), Solanum nigrum L. (nightshade), Avena fatua L. (wild oat-grass), Brassica napus L. (rape), Chenopodium album L. (goose-foot), were put into small polyester net bags, which were placed in biogas reactors containing cattle manure. These ''biogas reactors'' were placed at different temperatures . Net bags were taken out after 4.5, 10.5, 21.5, 38 and 53 days, and the seeds were tested for their viability by germination tests and the tetrazolium method. Concerning all seeds it was manifested that the viability decreased very steeply at 35degC. Most of the seeds had a T/sub 50/ at 2-5 days; Chenopodium album L seeds had a T/sub 50/ at 16 days. After 4.5 days it was not possible to find living Avena fatua L seeds. The decrease in viability was less steep at 20degC and even less steep at 2degC.

  19. Scent glands in legume flowers.

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    Marinho, C R; Souza, C D; Barros, T C; Teixeira, S P

    2014-01-01

    Scent glands, or osmophores, are predominantly floral secretory structures that secrete volatile substances during anthesis, and therefore act in interactions with pollinators. The Leguminosae family, despite being the third largest angiosperm family, with a wide geographical distribution and diversity of habits, morphology and pollinators, has been ignored with respect to these glands. Thus, we localised and characterised the sites of fragrance production and release in flowers of legumes, in which scent plays an important role in pollination, and also tested whether there are relationships between the structure of the scent gland and the pollinator habit: diurnal or nocturnal. Flowers in pre-anthesis and anthesis of 12 legume species were collected and analysed using immersion in neutral red, olfactory tests and anatomical studies (light and scanning electron microscopy). The main production site of floral scent is the perianth, especially the petals. The scent glands are distributed in a restricted way in Caesalpinia pulcherrima, Anadenanthera peregrina, Inga edulis and Parkia pendula, constituting mesophilic osmophores, and in a diffuse way in Bauhinia rufa, Hymenaea courbaril, Erythrostemon gilliesii, Poincianella pluviosa, Pterodon pubescens, Platycyamus regnellii, Mucuna urens and Tipuana tipu. The glands are comprised of cells of the epidermis and mesophyll that secrete mainly terpenes, nitrogen compounds and phenols. Relationships between the presence of osmophores and type of anthesis (diurnal and nocturnal) and the pollinator were not found. Our data on scent glands in Leguminosae are original and detail the type of diffuse release, which has been very poorly studied.

  20. The Prevalance of Herbal Product Use as a Alternative Medicine Among Cancer Patients in Turkey

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    Nilufer Avci

    2014-03-01

    Full Text Available Aim: We investigated the prevalance of herbal product use in cancer patients who were followed up and treated at our center. Material and Method: A total of 271 patients were enrolled in this study. Patients asked to complete a questionnaire form and the stage of the patients and the treatment given were recorded following the delivery of the questionnaire form by the investigator. Results: Herbal products were used by 97 (35.7% of 271 patients who completed the questionaire. The most common herbal products used alone or in combination were urtica urens, ginger, bee pollen, green tea. The highest use rate was observed in patients between the age of 40 and 49 (54%, p=0.099. The rate also was found to increase in in paralel to the increased level of income i.e 32% in patients with a lower income level, 35% patients with a moderate income level, and 44% in patients with a high income level (p=0.386. As the education level increased, the rate of use of herbal products also increased (p=0.023. Discussion: The use of herbal products is rather prevalent among cancer patients. There is a need to increase the awareness of the physicians regarding herbal products and educate the population as a whole.

  1. Zinkstoffwechsel - Chemie, Physiologie, Pharmakologie und klinische Bedeutung

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    Zazgornik J

    2008-01-01

    Full Text Available Zink spielt eine wichtige Rolle im intrazellulären Stoffwechsel. Die mit Atomabsorptionsspektrophotometer gemessene Serum-Zinkkonzentration liegt bei 85–130 µg/dl (13–20 µmol/l. Zink ist in vielen Enzymen, welche an der Synthese von Proteinen des Bindegewebes, Nukleinsäuren, Hormonen und anderen beteiligt sind, vorhanden. Bei angeborenem oder erworbenem Zinkmangel kommen entzündliche Hautveränderungen, Durchfälle, Wachstumsstörungen, Hypogonadismus, Anämie sowie Geschmacksstörungen und Appetitlosigkeit vor. In der Zinkmangeltherapie werden vorwiegend Zinksulfat, Zinkchlorid und Zinkoxid verwendet. Eine orale Zinkergänzungsbehandlung verstärkt Heilungsprozesse der Haut, schützt Bindegewebe (Synovia, Knorpel vor Destruktionen und entzündlichen Veränderungen, verbessert sowohl die zelluläre als auch die humorale Abwehr, steigert das Wachstum sowie die sexuelle Reifung und reduziert bei Kleinkindern die Mortalität bei schweren Lungenentzündungen signifikant.

  2. Herbs containing L- Dopa: An update.

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    Ramya, Kuber B; Thaakur, Santhrani

    2007-07-01

    L-Dopa is the drug of choice in the treatment of Parkinson's disease but it has dose related adverse effects such as nausea, vomiting, orthostatic hypotension, end of dose deterioration, on off phenomena and on chronic therapy motor complications synonymous to parkinsonism. Mucuna pruriens (M.P) commonly known as velvet beans or cowitch are used in case of spasms associated with Parkins onism. Clinical efficacy of seeds of this plant was confirmed and the efficacy was contributed to its L-Dopa content. M.P extract showed twice the antiparkinsonism activity compared with synthetic L-Dopa. There is sufficient L-Dopa in broad bean (Vicia faba) pods. One study proved its efficacy in Parkinsonism. Ginkgo biloba extract showed protective effect in vivo and invitro. 50% ethanolic extract of Plumbago zeylanica was effective in rats. The following plants were reported to have L-Dopa but their protective effect is yet to be established in animal models. Vigna aconitifolia, Vigna unguiculata, Vigna vexillata, Prosopis chilensis, Pileostigma malabarica, Phanera vahlis, Parkinsonia acculeata, Macuna urens, Canvavalia glandiata, Cassia floribanda, Casia hirsute and Dalbergia retusa etc.

  3. Photochemical and other air pollution in the province of Zuid-Holland

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    Spierings, F.H.F.G.

    1973-01-01

    In the industrial area west of Rotterdam twenty-two experimental fields with indicator plants are laid out. The Freesia cv Golden Yellow is used as an indicator for HF and Nicotiana tabacum Bel W3 and Nicotiana rustica for ozone. Spinach, an indicator plant for SO/sub 2/ and O/sub 3/ is especially used while in spring at the time of harvesting, the growers observe injury of this crop. In some years alfalfa like spinach susceptible for SO/sub 2/ and O/sub 3/ shows also sudden injury on the experimental fields during the summer. In the autumn the common weeds Urtica urens and Poa annua exhibited different degrees of PAN injury and the spread of this symptom varied from 1965 onwards. The year 1972 formed in this respect a very favorable exception as in this area no injury occurred with spinach, alfalfa and PAN-indicator plants. HF- and O/sub 3/-injury however appeared with Freesia and Nicotiana (with N. tabacum Bel W3 more than with N. rustica); the HF injury developed in a gradually increasing extent, the O/sub 3/-damage occurred suddenly at different intervals. These symptoms of HF- and O/sub 3/-injury, however, were not restricted to this area.

  4. Improving adhesion of seasonings to crackers with hydrocolloid solutions.

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    Armstrong, Matthew E; Barringer, Sheryl A

    2013-11-01

    Food powders were applied on crackers that had been coated using water, oil, emulsion, sucrose, or hydrocolloid solutions. The hydrocolloids that were used include gellan gum, kappa-carrageenan, methylcellulose, gum karaya, gum tragacanth, gum arabic, guar gum, modified starch, and maltodextrin. Solutions of similar hydrophobicity to the powder gave the greatest adhesion. NaCl, barbecue (BBQ), ranch, and sour cream & onion (SC&O) seasoning showed greatest adhesion with water, cheese powder with an emulsion of 12.5% to 25% oil, and cocoa powder with oil. For NaCl, BBQ, ranch, and SC&O seasoning, hydrocolloids improved the adhesion over using water alone, with gellan gum providing the greatest adhesion. Hydrocolloid structural differences, including the presence or absence of branching, substitution of sugar units, and molecular weight affect water binding and thickening of the hydrocolloid spray that seemed to be significant factors affecting adhesion of powders to the target surface. For cheese powder, hydrocolloids were capable of replacing the oil within an emulsion while improving or maintaining the same level of adhesion, with gum arabic providing the greatest adhesion. For cocoa powder, hydrocolloid solutions were ineffective adhesives due to differences in hydrophilicity that result in insolubility. The effect of hydrocolloid concentration on adhesion was dependent both on the hydrocolloid type and the concentration that is sprayable, with 0.5% being the optimum concentration for most gums. Adhesion using sucrose solutions was determined by particle size and relative hydrophobicity. Increasing sucrose concentration decreased adhesion of smaller particles, but increased adhesion of larger particles. Adhesion of NaCl significantly increased with decreasing NaCl size using oil, water, and sucrose solutions.

  5. Habitat structure of chimpanzee communities in Nigeria: a com-parison of sites%尼日利亚不同区域黑猩猩社群的栖息地比较

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    B.G.OGUNJEMITE; B.A.JAYI; E.A.AGBELUSI

    2007-01-01

    研究了尼日利亚三处黑猩猩群落的生境结构,并利用点中心四分样方法评估了植被. 共记录了38科150种植物,其中位于尼日利亚东北部的Gashaka Gumti国立公园Kwano栖息地(A区)有28科70种、位于尼日利亚东南部的Cross Rivers国立公园Butatong区域(B区)有36科120种、位于尼日利亚西南部的Ise森林保护区(C区)有30科92种.23科 (60.53%)34种植物(22.67%) 为三个区域的共有种,包括Afzelia africana、Drypetes gilgiana、Blighia sapida、Brachystegia eurycoma、Tetrapleura tetraptera等.在所有区域,对黑猩猩重要的科包括夹竹桃科 (羊角棉Alstonia boonei、 Picralima nitida)、含羞草亚科(腺瘤豆Piptadeniastrum africanum、 Tetrapleura tetraptera)、云实亚科(Brachystegia spp.、 Daniellia ogea)、桑科 (非洲毒箭木Antiaris africana、 Bosqueia angolensis、 Ficus spp.) 和梧桐科 (Cola spp.、 Sterculia spp.).在所有区域中,1 m-10 m高的树木是最常见的,胸径分布为B区最高,次之为C区,A区最低.结果表明,在尼日利亚的黑猩猩生境中具有重要的关键性植物,植物的垂直分层结构是尼日利亚黑猩猩生境管理的重要方面.%Habitat structure of chimpanzee communities was studied in three sites across Nigeria. The Point-Center Quarter (PCQ) method was used to assess vegetation in all the sites. A total of 150 species of plants in 38 families were recorded in all the sites. Seventy species in 28 families were recorded at site A, Kwano chimpanzee community in Gashaka Gumti National Park Northeast Nigeria. One hundred and twenty species in 36 families were recorded at site B, Butatong chimpanzee community in Okwango Division of Cross Rivers National Park Southeast Nigeria while 92 species in 30 families were recorded at site C, Ise Forest Reserve Southwest Nigeria. Thirty-four species (22.67%) were common to all sites; these include Afzelia africana, Drypetes gilgiana, Blighia sapida, Brachystegia eurycoma and

  6. Effect of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi and phosphate fertilization on initial growth of six arboreal species of cerrado

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    Kenia Alves Pereira Lacerda

    2011-09-01

    Full Text Available This study evaluated the benefit of inoculation with arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, Glomus clarum, for the initial growth of some native arboreal species of the Cerrado biome, namely gabiroba (Campomanesia cambessedeana, baru (Dipterix alata, jatobá (Hymenaea courbaril, ingá (Inga laurina, caroba (Jacaranda cuspidifolia and chichá (Sterculia striata, in unsterilized soil with low (0.02 mg L‑1 and high (0.2 mg L‑1 concentrations of P in the soil solution. Experiments were conducted in a greenhouse, using 1.5 kg vases, for up to 120 days. The experimental design for each arboreal species was completely randomized, with ten replicates in a 2x2 factorial design (inoculated and noninoculated seedlings, and two levels of phosphorus (P in the soil solution. Arboreal plants of the Cerrado biome showed increased mycorrhizal colonization from inoculation with Glomus clarum, except chichá, as this species showed a high indigenous colonization, not differing from the colonization promoted by inoculated fungi. Inoculation promoted increased growth in baru, gabiroba, ingá, caroba and chichá, increasing shoot dry matter (MSPA and root dry matter (MSR. In caroba, this effect was synergistic with application of P to the soil. Baru and jatobá showed increased dry matter with application of P to the soil only. The mycotrophy (mycorrhizal dependence of species and their response to inoculation and to phosphorus are discussed. In order to produce quality seedlings of caroba, gabiroba, chichá and ingá, combining inoculation with Glomus clarum and phosphate fertilization of the soil is recommended, while for jatobá and baru only the application of P to the soil is recommended.

  7. Diversity, regeneration status and population structure of gum- and resin-bearing woody species in south Omo zone, southern Ethiopia

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    Muhamed Adem; Adefires Worku; Mulugeta Lemenih; Wubalem Tadesse; Jürgen Pretzsch

    2014-01-01

    South Omo Administrative Zone in Ethiopia is home to 18 indigenous ethnic groups whose livelihood is vulnerable due to recurrent drought and degradation. Despite the preliminary observation showing the rich dry-forest resource base that, if sustainably managed could enhance livelihoods and biodiversity conservation, there is lack of empirical data on its current status. We conducted a study aiming at quantifying the population status of gum- and resin-bearing species in two randomly selected districts, Hamer and Bena-Tsemay. Seventy-five quadrats (35 at Hamer and 40 at Bena-Tsemay) each measuring 400 m2 were established along line transects to assess species diversity and equitability, density, frequency, dominance, importance value and population structure. We recorded a total of 27 woody species of 12 families and 14 genera. Fifteen species (9 at Hamer and 14 at Bena-Tsemay) of the genera Acacia, Boswellia, Commiphora and Sterculia, were identified as either major sources of commercial gums and resins or their adulterants. Gum-and resin-bearing species comprised 56%and 57%of species richness, 48%and 50%of total density per ha, 95%and 98%of basal area, and 64%and 56%of importance values at Hamer and Bena-Tsemay, respectively. Diversity of the entire woody species assemblage and of the gum- and resin-bearing species was slightly higher at Bena-Tsemay (H=2.61, 1.4) than at Hamer (H′=2.48, 1.28), respectively. The diversity and abundance of the resource base suggest potential for development of value-added commercialization of gum and resins to enhance livelihoods and encourage sustainable management of the forest at these study areas. We recorded, however, declining natural regeneration of most gum- and resin-bearing species, and this calls for integrated and participatory species management and landscape rehabilitation.

  8. Früherkennung und Frühintervention bei Psychosen

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    Mossaheb N

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available In den vergangenen 20 Jahren wurden vermehrt Möglichkeiten der Frühintervention bei psychotischen Störungen erforscht. Ausgangspunkt war einerseits die seit Langem bekannte Beobachtung eines Prodromalstadiums der Erkrankung. Andererseits trug die Erkenntnis um die negativen Effekte einer langen Dauer unbehandelter psychotischer Symptome dazu bei, präventive Maßnahmen zu entwickeln. Maßgeblich für die adäquate Früherkennung war letztlich die Entwicklung operationalisierter Kriterien spezifischer Risikosyndrome: die „Ultrahigh- risk“-Kriterien eines „at-risk mental state“. In Anbetracht dessen wird derzeit ein klinisches Stadienmodell zur stadiengerechten Behandlung der Erkrankung diskutiert. Die Ergebnisse neurobiologischer Studien weisen ebenfalls auf einen stadienhaften Verlauf bereits im Vorfeld der klinischen Manifestation psychotischer Störungen hin. Mittels indizierter Prävention können Menschen mit „at-risk mental state“ einer frühzeitigen Intervention zugeführt werden. Die ersten präventiven Frühinterventionsstudien bei Personen mit erhöhtem Risiko beinhalten die Adaptierung von Therapiekonzepten, die bei manifesten Psychosen wirksam sind, u. a. mit Antipsychotika und kognitiver Verhaltenstherapie. Diese Studien waren während der Behandlung, aber nicht darüber hinaus wirksam. In weiterer Folge wurden auch auf neueren Konzepten basierende – wie der Neuroprotektion – Interventionen untersucht. Eine placebokontrollierte Studie, an der 81 Personen teilnahmen, konnte vor Kurzem eine nachhaltige Wirksamkeit von Omega-3- Fettsäuren (Fischöl zur Reduktion des Psychoserisikos zeigen. Eine 3-monatige Intervention senkte dabei über den Zeitraum eines Jahres die Psychoserate um 23 %. Eine Replikation dieses Ergebnisses wird derzeit in 8 Zentren weltweit durchgeführt.

  9. Reconocimiento y fluctuación poblacional arvense en el cultivo de espinaca (Spinacea oleracea L. para el municipio de Cota, Cundinamarca

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    Rodríguez Marcela

    2008-04-01

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    La presencia de arvenses en los cultivos influye en la cantidad y calidad del producto, sin embargo, los productores no consideran importante su manejo, ya que los daños no se observan directamente como en el caso de plagas o patógenos. En el presente trabajo se realizó un reconocimiento de arvenses asociadas al cultivo de espinaca, se compararon los resultados de fluctuación poblacional encontrados del 2003 al 2007 y se realizó una encuesta a los agricultores, con el fin de determinar el tipo de manejo que realizan. Los valores más importantes en términos de densidad (número de individuos en 0,25 m2 y cobertura (porcentaje de cobertura en 0,25 m2, se presentaron en las especies Urtica urens L. (25,85 y 20,54%, Capsella bursa-pastoris L. (1,78 y 6,71%, Ambrosia sp. (1,61 y 2,46%, Galinsoga ciliata L. (0,79 y 3,67%, Stellaria media (L. Vill. (0,58 y 4,46% y Chenopodium album L. (0,52 y 2,21%. Los agricultores que siembran espinaca en Cota se clasificaron en 6 grupos utilizando 31 variables y 251 modalidades; se concluyó que la variable más importante es el tipo de control de arvenses durante el ciclo de cultivo, que permite agruparlos en los que realizan control manual y aquellos que realizan control integrado y manual conjuntamente.

  10. Impacts of manganese mining activity on the environment: interactions among soil, plants, and arbuscular mycorrhiza.

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    Rivera-Becerril, Facundo; Juárez-Vázquez, Lucía V; Hernández-Cervantes, Saúl C; Acevedo-Sandoval, Otilio A; Vela-Correa, Gilberto; Cruz-Chávez, Enrique; Moreno-Espíndola, Iván P; Esquivel-Herrera, Alfonso; de León-González, Fernando

    2013-02-01

    The mining district of Molango in the Hidalgo State, Mexico, possesses one of the largest deposits of manganese (Mn) ore in the world. This research assessed the impacts of Mn mining activity on the environment, particularly the interactions among soil, plants, and arbuscular mycorrhiza (AM) at a location under the influence of an open Mn mine. Soils and plants from three sites (soil under maize, soil under native vegetation, and mine wastes with some vegetation) were analyzed. Available Mn in both soil types and mine wastes did not reach toxic levels. Samples of the two soil types were similar regarding physical, chemical, and biological properties; mine wastes were characterized by poor physical structure, nutrient deficiencies, and a decreased number of arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi (AMF) spores. Tissues of six plant species accumulated Mn at normal levels. AM was absent in the five plant species (Ambrosia psilostachya, Chenopodium ambrosoides, Cynodon dactylon, Polygonum hydropiperoides, and Wigandia urens) established in mine wastes, which was consistent with the significantly lower number of AMF spores compared with both soil types. A. psilostachya (native vegetation) and Zea mays showed mycorrhizal colonization in their root systems; in the former, AM significantly decreased Mn uptake. The following was concluded: (1) soils, mine wastes, and plant tissues did not accumulate Mn at toxic levels; (2) despite its poor physical structure and nutrient deficiencies, the mine waste site was colonized by at least five plant species; (3) plants growing in both soil types interacted with AMF; and (4) mycorrhizal colonization of A. psilostachya influenced low uptake of Mn by plant tissues.

  11. Phytoremediation capacity of five high andean species from soils contaminated with heavy metals

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    Enoc Jara-Peña

    2014-10-01

    Full Text Available La fitorremediación consiste en el uso de plantas para remediar in situ suelos, sedimentos, agua y aire contaminados por desechos orgánicos, nutrientes o metales pesados, eliminando los contaminantes del ambiente o haciéndolos inocuos. El trabajo fue realizado en condiciones de invernadero en el distrito de Lachaqui, Provincia de Canta, Departamento de Lima, de octubre de 2011 a octubre de 2012. Fueron evaluados veinte tratamientos con un diseño factorial completo 5 x 4: 5 especies alto andinas, y 4 sustratos con 30%, 60%,100% de relave de mina (RM y suelo sin RM. La producción de biomasa disminuyó significativamente en Solanum nitidum, Brassica rapa, Fuertesimalva echinata y Urtica urens y Lupinus ballianus, con el tratamiento de 100% de relave de mina. La mayor eficiencia de acumulación de plomo y zinc fue obtenida en las raíces de Fuertesimalva echinata con el tratamiento de 100% de relave de mina, obteniendo 2015.1 mg de plomo kg-1 MS y 1024.2 mg de zinc kg-1 MS. En las raíces de L. ballianus fue obtenida la más alta acumulación de cadmio, con una concentración de 287.3 mg kg-1 MS con el tratamiento de 100% de relave de mina. Fuertesimalva echinata presentó el mayor índice de tolerancia (IT al tratamiento de 100% de relave de mina, con un IT de 41.5%, pero, S. nitidum y L. ballianus presentaron el mayor IT al tratamiento de 60% de relave de mina con IT de 68.5% y 67.9.

  12. Fischverzehr in der Schwangerschaft: Risiko oder Benefit?

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    Gundacker C

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Fisch ist ein hochqualitatives Nahrungsmittel. Es enthält große Mengen an essenziellen Nährstoffen wie hochwertige Proteine, Vitamine, Jod, Selen und Omega-3-Fettsäuren, deren gesundheitsfördernde Wirkungen auf Gehirnentwicklung, intrauterines Wachstum und Gestationsdauer gut beschrieben sind. Gleichzeitig kann Fisch erhebliche Mengen an Schadstoffen beinhalten, insbesondere auch die organische Quecksilberverbindung Methyl-Quecksilber (Methyl-Hg. Das fetale Nervensystem ist besonders empfindlich gegenüber Belastung mit neurotoxischen Substanzen wie Methyl-Hg. Eine signifikante Beeinträchtigung der neurologischen Entwicklung von Kindern durch erhöhte pränatale Belastung ist belegt. Ergebnisse anderer Studien legen nahe, dass die mit dem Fischverzehr aufgenommenen essenziellen Nährstoffe solche Schadwirkungen kompensieren könnten. Insgesamt lässt die rezente Literatur keine eindeutige Aussage zu, ob der Fischverzehr in der Schwangerschaft ein Risiko oder einen Benefit für die fetale Entwicklung darstellt. Dies liegt daran, dass bislang nur wenige Studien die mit dem Fischverzehr einhergehende Aufnahme von essenziellen Nährstoffen und Schadstoffen in Relation zur Entwicklung von Kindern untersucht haben. Die Risiko-Benefit-Balance hängt zudem maßgeblich von individuellen Fischverzehrsgewohnheiten und damit von der jeweiligen Nährstoff-/Schadstoff-Zusammensetzung des konsumierten Fisches ab. Während der Schwangerschaft sollte nicht auf das hochwertige Nahrungsmittel Fisch verzichtet werden. Empfohlen wird ein Verzehr solcher Fische und Meeresfrüchte, die einen hohen Omega-3-Fettsäuregehalt und minimale Quecksilberbelastung aufweisen. Schwangere Frauen sollten über Risiken und Benefits des Fischverzehrs im Sinne der Gesundheitsförderung aufgeklärt werden.

  13. Fischverzehr in der Schwangerschaft: Risiko oder Benefit?

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    Gundacker C

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available Fisch ist ein hochqualitatives Nahrungsmittel. Es enthält große Mengen an essenziellen Nährstoffen wie hochwertige Proteine, Vitamine, Jod, Selen und Omega-3-Fettsäuren, deren gesundheitsfördernde Wirkungen auf Gehirnentwicklung, intrauterines Wachstum und Gestationsdauer gut beschrieben sind. Gleichzeitig kann Fisch erhebliche Mengen an Schadstoffen beinhalten, insbesondere auch die organische Quecksilberverbindung Methyl-Quecksilber (Methyl-Hg. Das fetale Nervensystem ist besonders empfindlich gegenüber Belastung mit neurotoxischen Substanzen wie Methyl-Hg. Eine signifikante Beeinträchtigung der neurologischen Entwicklung von Kindern durch erhöhte pränatale Belastung ist belegt. Ergebnisse anderer Studien legen nahe, dass die mit dem Fischverzehr aufgenommenen essenziellen Nährstoffe solche Schadwirkungen kompensieren könnten. Insgesamt lässt die rezente Literatur keine eindeutige Aussage zu, ob der Fischverzehr in der Schwangerschaft ein Risiko oder ein Benefit für die fetale Entwicklung darstellt. Dies liegt daran, dass bislang nur wenige Studien die mit dem Fischverzehr einhergehende Aufnahme von essenziellen Nähr- und Schadstoffen in Relation zur Entwicklung von Kindern untersucht haben. Die Risiko-Benefit-Balance hängt zudem maßgeblich von individuellen Fischverzehrsgewohnheiten, damit von der jeweiligen Nährstoff-/Schadstoff-Zusammensetzung des konsumierten Fisches ab. Während der Schwangerschaft sollte nicht auf das hochwertige Nahrungsmittel Fisch verzichtet werden. Empfohlen wird ein Verzehr solcher Fische und Meeresfrüchte, die einen hohen Omega-3-Fettsäuregehalt und minimale Quecksilberbelastung aufweisen. Schwangere Frauen sollten über Risiken und Benefits des Fischverzehrs im Sinne der Gesundheitsförderung aufgeklärt werden.

  14. Lineare und verzweigte Blockcopolymere aus Polypeptiden und synthetischen Polymeren

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    Kukula, Hildegard

    2001-07-01

    Die vorliegende Arbeit beschäftigt sich mit der Synthese und den Eigenschaften von linearen und verzweigten amphiphilen Polypeptid-Blockcopolymeren. Die Frage nach dem Einfluss der Topologie und Konformation der Blockcopolymere auf die supramolekularen und kolloidalen Eigenschaften bildete einen wichtigen Aspekt bei den Untersuchungen. Die Blockcopolymere wurden nach einem mehrstufigen Reaktionsschema durch Kombination von anionischer und ringöffnender Polymerisation von Aminosäuren-N-Carboxyanhydriden (NCA) synthetisiert. Die Untersuchung der Polypeptid-Blockcopolymere hinsichtlich ihres Aggregationsverhaltens in fester Phase sowie in verdünnter wässriger Lösung erfolgte mittels Streumethoden (SAXS, WAXS, DLS) sowie abbildender Methoden (TEM). Durch Einsatz der Blockcopolymere als polymere Stabilisatoren in der Emulsionspolymerisation wurden Oberflächen funktionalisierte Latizes erhalten. Als Beispiel für eine pharmazeutische Anwendung wurden bioverträgliche Polypeptid-Blockcopolymere als Wirkstoff-Trägersysteme in der Krebstherapie eingesetzt. This work describes the synthesis and characterization of linear and branched polypeptide block copolymers having amphiphilic character. The studies focused on the impact of the block copolymers' conformation and architecture on the supramolecular and colloidal properties. The polypeptide block copolymers were prepared in a multi-step process involving the anionic synthesis of (poly)amino-functional polymers (polystyrene and polybutadiene) which where used as macroinitiators for the ring-opening polymerization of N-carboxyanhydrides (NCA) of protected a-aminoacids. Supramolecular structures of the block copolymers in the solid state as well as in diluted aqueous solution were investigated using scattering (SAXS, WAXS, DLS) and microscopic (TEM) methods. Both linear and branched polypeptide block copolymers were used as polymeric stabilizers in the emulsion polymerization of styrene to yield polypeptide

  15. Diabetes mellitus Typ 2 und Niere: Die Rolle der Insulinresistenz

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    Lechleitner M

    2011-01-01

    Full Text Available Das Risiko für die Entwicklung einer Nephropathie ist nicht nur bei einem manifesten Typ-2-Diabetes, sondern bereits bei Adipositas und Vorliegen eines Metabolischen Syndroms erhöht. Komplexe pathophysiologische Mechanismen liegen der Entwicklung der Nephropathie infolge der Insulinresistenz zugrunde, wie hämodynamische Faktoren, eine erhöhte Aktivität des sympathikoadrenalen Systems, die Hyperglykämie, Dyslipidämie, Hyperkoagulabilität und die subklinische Inflammation. Adipozytokine korrelieren mit der Manifestation einer Nephropathie bei Adipositas. Darüber hinaus kann im Rahmen der Lipotoxizität bei Insulinresistenz eine Akkumulation von freien Fettsäuren auch in der Niere auftreten und die Organfunktion beeinträchtigen. Funktionelle und strukturelle Veränderungen bei Insulinresistenz führen zur Manifestation einer Mikroalbuminurie und – ohne entsprechende Therapie – zu einer progredienten Beeinträchtigung der Nierenfunktion. Zu den grundlegenden therapeutischen Maßnahmen in der Prävention und Behandlung der Nephropathie zählen neben der Lebensstilintervention mit Gewichtsreduktion und Nichtrauchen die antiglykämische und antihypertensive Therapie. Für Glitazone und ACE-Hemmer bzw. Sartane wurden in tierexperimentellen und klinischen Studien spezifische nephroprotektive Effekte beschrieben. In der FIELD-Studie ergab sich der Hinweis für günstige Effekte einer Fenofibrat- Therapie in Bezug auf die Prävention mikrovaskulärer diabetischer Spätkomplikationen, einschließlich einer Reduktion der Albuminurie. Die Effektivität einer umfassenden Therapie des Typ-2-Diabetes bezüglich der Entwicklung diabetischer Spätkomplikationen wurde in der Steno- Studie bestätigt.

  16. Análisis del papel de los caracteres foliares de Cnidoscolus (Euphorbiaceae en la defensa contra herbívoros y patógenos

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    Daniel Torres-González

    2014-01-01

    Full Text Available Se analizó el papel de algunos caracteres foliares (área específica, grosor, densidad de tricomas, contenido hídrico y producción de látex de tres especies de Cnidoscolus (Euphorbiaceae en la defensa contra insectos herbívoros y hongos patógenos. Se examinó el daño foliar en adultos de las especies arbóreas C. spinosus y C. megacanthus y de la especie herbácea C. urens, en poblaciones localizadas en la Reserva de la Biosfera de Chamela-Cuixmala (Jal. y en la región de Huatulco-Zimatán (Oax.. También se analizó el daño en las plántulas de C. spinosus. Además se evaluaron los siguientes caracteres foliares: área específica, grosor, densidad de tricomas en el haz y en el envés, contenidos hídrico y de látex. En las tres especies el daño foliar causado por herbívoros forrajeros fue mayor que el causado por patógenos. La especie en la que se registró menor daño foliar fue C. spinosus, aunque el nivel de daño en plántulas fue mayor que en los adultos. Las especies arbóreas presentaron mayores niveles de daño por forrajeros que la herbácea. Sólo en las plántulas de C. spinosus se encontró que a mayor grosor foliar hubo más daño por herbívoros. Los resultados sugieren que los caracteres foliares evaluados son poco importantes en la defensa de las especies estudiadas.

  17. NOTAS CITOTAXONOMJCAS SOBRE MALVACEAS

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    Antonio Krapovickas

    2010-11-01

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    Se presentan por primera vez los números cromosómicos de las siguientes especies: Palaua rhombifolia Graham (2n = 10, Sida angustissima St. Hil. (2n = 14, S. hassleri Hochr. (2n = 14, S. lindheimeri A. Gr. (2n = 28, S. glutinosa Cav. (2n = 16, S. dietyocarpa Gris. (2n = 16, S. jussieana DC (2n = 16, S. mieramha St. Hil. (2n = 32, Bastardia bivalvis H. B. K. (2n = 28 Y Malvastrum bicuspidatum (Wats. Rose (2n = 24. Además se dan nuevos recuentos para Sida rhombifolia L. (2n = 14, S. urens L. (2n = 32 y Malvastrum scoparium (L'Her. A. Gray (2n = 24. Se describe el nuevo género Phragmocarpidium, con una especie, P. heringeri Krap., de Brasilia, perteneciente a la tribu Ureneae. Se aclaran las especies de Sidalcea descriptas, por Turczaninof para Chile y Perú, eliminándose este género de la flora sudamericana. Por último se establecen las siguientes novedades taxonómicas: Sida cerradoensis Krap., nov. nom., Modiolastrum pinnatipartitum (St. Hil. et Naud. Krap., Corynabutilon salicifolium (Reiche K¡rap. y Wissadula sessei (Lag. Krap.

  18. Analysis of Gums by Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser Induced Fluorescence%毛细管电泳分离和激光检测分析多糖胶

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    2004-01-01

    将多糖胶的混合物与荧光剂9-氨基芘-1,4,6-三磺酸(APTS)派生后再进行微量离心过滤分离.所得到的高分子部分采用毛细管电泳(CE)分离和激光诱导荧光(LIF)检测技术进行分析.缓冲溶液pH的调节和聚丙烯酰胺(PAA)涂层毛细管的使用有效地改善了多糖胶的分离效率和峰形.在优化条件下,iota、kappa角叉菜胶、藻胶、xanthan、carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC)等5种组分的混合物和阿拉伯树胶、刺梧桐树胶、CMC等3种组分的混合物分别在pH 3.2和7.8的缓冲溶液下得到了完整组分的分离.这被认为是一种分析多糖胶的既简单快速又有效的方法.%Gums were derivatised with the fluorescence reagent, 9-aminopyrene-1,4,6-trisulfonic acid followed by microcentrifuge filtration. The resulting high mass fractions were analysed by capillary electrophoresis (CE) on a polyacrylamide coated capillary with laser induced fluorescence (LIF) detection. A wide pH range of electrolytes was used to study the influences on the electrophoretic mobilities and on the peak shapes of the gums. In this way, the separation of a mixture of five commercial gums, namely iota carrageenan, kappa carrageenan, alginic acid, xanthan and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC), could be achieved at pH 3.2 with a 25 mmol/L trisodium citrate buffer. It is also shown that a mixture of Arabic gum, Karaya gum and CMC could be separated at pH 7.8 in a similar buffer.

  19. Characterization and analysis of the cotton cyclopropane fatty acid synthase family and their contribution to cyclopropane fatty acid synthesis

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    Yu X. H.; Shanklin J.; Rawat, R.

    2011-05-01

    Cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA) have been found in certain gymnosperms, Malvales, Litchi and other Sapindales. The presence of their unique strained ring structures confers physical and chemical properties characteristic of unsaturated fatty acids with the oxidative stability displayed by saturated fatty acids making them of considerable industrial interest. While cyclopropenoid fatty acids (CPE) are well-known inhibitors of fatty acid desaturation in animals, CPE can also inhibit the stearoyl-CoA desaturase and interfere with the maturation and reproduction of some insect species suggesting that in addition to their traditional role as storage lipids, CPE can contribute to the protection of plants from herbivory. Three genes encoding cyclopropane synthase homologues GhCPS1, GhCPS2 and GhCPS3 were identified in cotton. Determination of gene transcript abundance revealed differences among the expression of GhCPS1, 2 and 3 showing high, intermediate and low levels, respectively, of transcripts in roots and stems; whereas GhCPS1 and 2 are both expressed at low levels in seeds. Analyses of fatty acid composition in different tissues indicate that the expression patterns of GhCPS1 and 2 correlate with cyclic fatty acid (CFA) distribution. Deletion of the N-terminal oxidase domain lowered GhCPS's ability to produce cyclopropane fatty acid by approximately 70%. GhCPS1 and 2, but not 3 resulted in the production of cyclopropane fatty acids upon heterologous expression in yeast, tobacco BY2 cell and Arabidopsis seed. In cotton GhCPS1 and 2 gene expression correlates with the total CFA content in roots, stems and seeds. That GhCPS1 and 2 are expressed at a similar level in seed suggests both of them can be considered potential targets for gene silencing to reduce undesirable seed CPE accumulation. Because GhCPS1 is more active in yeast than the published Sterculia CPS and shows similar activity when expressed in model plant systems, it represents a strong candidate gene

  20. MISCELLANEOUS BOTANICAL NOTES 2

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    Full Text Available 1.   Durio  cupreus Ridley is considered to  represent a  distinct  species.2.   Durio wyatt-smithii Kosterm. is reported from Borneo.3.   Machilus nervosa Merr. represents Meliosma bontoeensis Merr.4.   Beilschmiedia brassii Allen represents Vavaea brassii (Allen Kosterm.5.   The author of the generic name Heritiera is Aiton.6.   Heritiera macrophylla (non Wall. Merr. is conspecific with H. ungus-tata Pierre.7.   Some specimens from N. Celebes, attributed formerly to H. sylvatica Merr., belong to H. arafurensis Kosterm.8.   Additional note on Heritiera littoralis Ait. and H. macrophylla Wall, ex Kurz.9.   Heritiera   montana   Kosterm.,   nov.   spec,   from   New   Guinea   and H. khidii Kosterm., nov. spec, from Northern Siam.10.   Additional note on Heritiera, novoguineensis Kosterm. and H. pereo-riacea Kosterm. and an undescribed species.11.   Heritiera acuminata Wall, ex Kurz represents a distinct species.12.   Heritiera  solomonensis  Kosterm.,  nov.  spec,  from the  Solomon  Isl.13.   A note on Firmiana bracteata A. DC.14.   Firmiana fulgens (Wall, ex King  Corner is based on a mixtum com-positum and has been the source of constant confusion. For the element, which occurs in Malaysia a new name is coined: F. malayana Kosterm. It does not occur in Tenasserim.15.   A revised bibliography of Firmiana colorata R. Br., F. pallens Stearn and F. malayana Kosterm. is presented.16.   Additional note on Firmiana hainanensis Kosterm.17.   Firmiana kerrii (Craib Kosterm., comb, nov., based on Sterculia kerrii Craib.18.   Additional specimens of Firmiana papuana Mildbr.19.   Cryptocarya hintonii Allen is referred to Primus as Primus hintonii (Allen  Kosterm.20.   Beilschmiedia wallichiana (G. Don   Kosterm., based on Sideroxylon wallichianum, G. Don, is described. Formerly it was relegated to Litsea by Kurz.21.   New species in Lauraceae: Beilschmiedia aborensis Kosterm., B

  1. Characterization and analysis of the cotton cyclopropane fatty acid synthase family and their contribution to cyclopropane fatty acid synthesis

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    Rawat Richa

    2011-05-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background Cyclopropane fatty acids (CPA have been found in certain gymnosperms, Malvales, Litchi and other Sapindales. The presence of their unique strained ring structures confers physical and chemical properties characteristic of unsaturated fatty acids with the oxidative stability displayed by saturated fatty acids making them of considerable industrial interest. While cyclopropenoid fatty acids (CPE are well-known inhibitors of fatty acid desaturation in animals, CPE can also inhibit the stearoyl-CoA desaturase and interfere with the maturation and reproduction of some insect species suggesting that in addition to their traditional role as storage lipids, CPE can contribute to the protection of plants from herbivory. Results Three genes encoding cyclopropane synthase homologues GhCPS1, GhCPS2 and GhCPS3 were identified in cotton. Determination of gene transcript abundance revealed differences among the expression of GhCPS1, 2 and 3 showing high, intermediate and low levels, respectively, of transcripts in roots and stems; whereas GhCPS1 and 2 are both expressed at low levels in seeds. Analyses of fatty acid composition in different tissues indicate that the expression patterns of GhCPS1 and 2 correlate with cyclic fatty acid (CFA distribution. Deletion of the N-terminal oxidase domain lowered GhCPS's ability to produce cyclopropane fatty acid by approximately 70%. GhCPS1 and 2, but not 3 resulted in the production of cyclopropane fatty acids upon heterologous expression in yeast, tobacco BY2 cell and Arabidopsis seed. Conclusions In cotton GhCPS1 and 2 gene expression correlates with the total CFA content in roots, stems and seeds. That GhCPS1 and 2 are expressed at a similar level in seed suggests both of them can be considered potential targets for gene silencing to reduce undesirable seed CPE accumulation. Because GhCPS1 is more active in yeast than the published Sterculia CPS and shows similar activity when expressed in model

  2. Caracterização físico-química e atividade antioxidante (in vitro de frutos do cerrado Piauiense

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    Marina Souza Rocha

    2013-12-01

    Full Text Available Informações a respeito das características químicas e do valor nutritivo dos frutos do cerrado são ferramentas básicas para a avaliação do consumo e para a formulação de novos produtos. No entanto, poucos dados estão disponíveis na literatura especializada com relação à composição química destes frutos e sua aplicação tecnológica, ressaltando a necessidade de pesquisas científicas sobre o assunto. Realizou-se o presente estudo com o objetivo de caracterizar físico-quimicamente e determinar a atividade antioxidante in vitro, pelo método DPPH, da cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica, cajuzinho-do-cerrado (Anacardium humile, chichá (Sterculia striata Naud., jatobá-do-cerrado (Hymenaea stigonocarpa Mart. e macaúba (Acrocomia aculeata Mart.. Os frutos foram colhidos na EMBRAPA - MEIO NORTE - PI, e na Cidade de Corrente-PI. Analisaram-se as características físicas (peso, comprimento e diâmetro, químicas (umidade, cinzas, lipídeos, proteínas, carboidratos, Valor Energético Total (VET, conteúdo de compostos fenólicos totais, flavonoides, antocianinas, β-caroteno, licopeno, vitamina C e atividade antioxidante pelo método DPPH. As amostras foram analisadas em dois lotes, e cada análise, em triplicata. Para a análise dos dados, foi elaborado um banco de dados, utilizando-se do programa estatístico EPI INFO, versão 6.04b, e o programa EXCEL. Os resultados obtidos para os compostos bioativos estudados demonstraram que todos os frutos apresentaram quantidade elevada de vitamina C (mg/100g, destacando-se o cajuzinho-do-cerrado (500. Os frutos que apresentaram maior capacidade antioxidante, expressos em capacidade de reduzir em 50% a atividade do radical livre DPPH (EC50mg/L, foram cagaita (Eugenia dysenterica Dc. e cajuzinho-do-cerrado (Anacardium humile. Concluiu-se, portanto, que os frutos pesquisados apresentaram bom valor nutritivo, um elevado conteúdo de compostos bioativos e demonstraram atividade antioxidante.

  3. Gökova Körfezi'nde küçük ölçekli balıkçılıkta birim çabaya düşen av miktarı (CPUE ve av kompozisyonu

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    Hakkı Dereli

    2015-09-01

    Full Text Available Gökova Körfezi’nde avcılık yapan küçük ölçekli balıkçı gemilerinin uzatma ağı ve parakete av kompozisyonları ve birim çabaya düşen av miktarları (CPUE, Temmuz 2009 – Mayıs 2011 tarihleri arasında yürütülen çalışmalarla tespit edilmiştir. Toplam 16 deniz çalışması (uzatma ağı ile 5, parakete ile 11 ticari balıkçıların tekne ve av araçlarıyla yürütülmüştür. Balıkçılık çabası (f, CPUE ve günlük av miktarını hesaplamak için ise karaya çıkış noktalarında rasgele seçimle 131 örnekleme (72 kez uzatma ağı, 59 kez paraketeyle gerçekleştirilmiştir. Her iki av aracı birlikte değerlendirildiğinde, Teleostei grubundan 27, Crustacea grubundan 1, Cephalapoda grubundan 2 ve Chondrichthyes grubundan 1 olmak üzere toplam 31 tür tespit edilmiştir. Uzatma ağı ile 19 tür, parakete ile 16 tür yakalanmıştır. Karaya çıkarılan ürün içerisinde, uzatma ağlarında ağırlıklı olarak Pagellus erythrinus, Trachurus mediterraneus ve Scomber japonicus, parakete balıkçığında ise Sparus aurata, Dicentrarchus labrax ve Pagellus erythrinus türleri tespit edilmiştir. Uzatma ağları av kompozisyonu içinde ticari olmayan türlerin oranı (% 50, paraketeninkinden daha yüksektir (% 12. Ortalama CPUE, uzatma ağı için 15,5 ± 19,8 kg/30 posta ağ/gün ve parakete için 1,7 ± 2,8 kg/100 iğne/gün, tekne başına günlük av (kg ortalaması ise uzatma ağı için 10,8 ± 11,0 kg/tekne/gün ve parakete için 5,2 ± 4,3 kg/tekne/gün olarak hesaplanmıştır. Ortalama CPUE değerleri açısından iki av aracı arasında (t:-11,065; p:0,000 ve kooperatifler arasında (uzatma ağı, t:4,382; p:0,000; parakete, t:3,973; p:0,000 istatistiki olarak anlamlı farklılık tespit edilmiştir. Gökova Körfezi’nde uzatma ağı balıkçılığında yakalanan tür sayısının yıllar içerisinde düşüş gösterdiği ve ortalama CPUE değerinin arttığı belirlenmiştir. Parakete bal

  4. Farmacopea guajira: el uso de las plantas medicinales xerofíticas por la etnia wayuu

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    Jairo Rafael Rosado Veja

    2010-01-01

    Full Text Available El objetivo de la investigación fue evaluar e identificar las plantas medicinales xerofíticas, sus preparaciones y usos en la cura y prevención de enfermedades de los Wayuu realizando una compilación sobre su Cosmovisión. Se aplicaron encuestas a botánicos indígenas acerca de plantas con propiedades medicinales realizándose una revisión bibliográfica de sus principios activos, preparaciones, usos, y enfermedades relacionadas, tabulándose y analizándose los resultados. Existen 155 plantas asociadas en la cura de 175 enfermedades que aquejan a los Wayuu, siendo más frecuentes dolor de estómago (20,0%, infección dérmica (18,7%, fiebre (16,1%, diarrea y gripa (15,5%. Las plantas más efectivas en su tratamiento fueron Croton malambo (13,7%, Aloe barbadensis (11,4%, Castela erecta (10,3%, Prosopis juliflora (9,7%, Jatropha urens (9,1%, Libidibia coriaria y Arrabidea chica (8,6%; empleándose la planta entera (25,6%, hojas (24,3%, raíces (13,3% y tallos (9,1% mediante cocción (26,8%, infusión (13,3%, trituración (11,7% y mezcla con otras plantas (11,0%. Usándose en bebidas (39,6%, aplicación directa (20,8%, baños (15,5% y masajes (11,3%. Los principios activos presentes en mayor proporción fueron glucósidos (57.1%, terpenos (51,0%, alcaloides (34,7%, flavonoides (30,6% y taninos (27,9%. Existe una gran biodiversidad florística xerofítica que los Wayuu utilizan para el tratamiento de sus enfermedades pero dichos saberes tradicionales se están perdiendo aceleradamente, por lo tanto, es importante fomentar y preservar el conocimiento etnobotánico entre las comunidades indígenas a través de la construcción de Jardines botánicos y difusión de cartillas en Wayuunaiki, contribuyendo al rescate de los saberes tradicionales entre estas comunidades y permitiendo su difusión en las nuevas generaciones.

  5. Amlodipin im Study Program on Physical activity and on Risk reduction in Treated Hypertensives (SPORT-H - hämodynamische, metabolische und hormonale Effekte bei körperlich aktiven Patienten mit arterieller Hypertonie

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    Schramm T

    2001-01-01

    Full Text Available Hintergrund: Im Rahmen des SPORT-H-Studienprogramms (Study program on Physical activity and on Risk reduction in Treated Hypertensives führten wir die präsentierte Pilotstudie durch, um die Effekte des langwirksamen Kalziumantagonisten Amlodipin auf die Hämodynamik, den Energie-Stoffwechsel und die Hormonspiegel sowie die Sauerstoffaufnahme in Ruhe und bei körperlicher Maximal- und Ausdauerbelastung bei physisch aktiven Patienten mit arterieller Hypertonie ohne Sekundärschäden zu untersuchen. Studiendesign: Dreizehn physisch aktive Patienten mit milder bis mittlerer EH wurden eingeschlossen: Alter: 43 ± 3 Jahre, Gewicht: 80 ± 2 kg, Blutdruck (BP: 151 ± 3/101 ± 3 mmHg, Herzfrequenz: 72 ± 3/Min. Nach einer 14-tägigen Wash-out-Periode wurde eine Spiroergometrie bis zur maximalen Erschöpfung (WHO-Schema durchgeführt, gefolgt von einer 60-minütigen submaximalen fahrradergometrischen Belastung auf der 2 mmol/l Laktat-Schwelle 48 h später. Vor, während und direkt nach den Belastungen wurden Blutproben entnommen. Das gleiche Protokoll wurde nach einer 42-tägigen Behandlungsphase mit 5 mg Amlodipin o.d. wiederholt. Ergebnisse: Die Amlodipintherapie führte zu einer signifikanten Senkung des systolischen und diastolischen Blutdrucks in Ruhe und während maximaler und submaximaler Belastung. LDL- und HDL-Cholesterin, Glukose, freie Fettsäuren, Plasma-Insulin, Cortisol und der belastungsinduzierte Anstieg von Beta-Endorphinen und hGH blieben unverändert. Maximale Herzfrequenz, Maximalleistung und Ausdauerleistungsfähigkeit, maximale Sauerstoffaufnahme wurden durch die Amlodipintherapie nicht beeinflußt. Das Druck-Frequenz-Produkt (PFP wurde durch Amlodipin signifikant verringert. Diskussion: Amlodipin kontrolliert den Blutdruck effektiv in Ruhe, während der Maximalbelastung und während der submaximalen Belastung, denen der körperlich aktive Patient, häufig ausgesetzt ist. Die Abnahme des PFP weist auf einen reduzierten myokardialen

  6. 检测尿核基质蛋白22筛查膀胱移行细胞癌的临床研究%Clinical study of nuclear matrix protein in urine for detection of bladder cancer

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    张会清; 余沁楠; 刘沛; 朱锋

    2008-01-01

    Objective To evaluate the clinical efficacy of nuclear matrix protein(NMP)as a marker for detection of bladder cancer.Methods For 96 patients suspected with bladder cancer NMP and cytology were determined in the same voided urine samples.The sensitivity and specificity of NMP and urine cytology were analyzed.Results Fifty-five patients were pathologically diagnosed as transitional cell carcinoma.and 41 cases were other urological conditions.The sensitivity and specificity of NMP were 80.0%and 87.8%respectively.those of urene cytology were 41.8%and 97.6%respectively.The sensitivity of NMP Was significantly better than urinary cytology in detection of bladder cancer(P<0.05).Conclusion The NMP test iS superior to voided urine cytology in detection of bladder cancer.and it is a effective method for detection of bladder cancer.%目的 探讨检测尿核基质蛋白22(NMP22)在膀胱癌筛查中的应用价值.方法 对96例怀疑膀胱癌者进行尿NMP22与尿细胞学检查,比较两者诊断膀胱癌的敏感度和特异度.结果 96例患者中病理证实膀胱移行细胞癌55例,非膀胱癌41例.尿NMP22的敏感度为80.0%、特异度为87.8%;尿细胞学检查的敏感度为41.8%、特异度为97.6%.NMP22在膀胱癌筛查中的敏感度优于尿细胞学检查(P<0.05).结论 尿NMP22检测在膀胱癌筛查中优于尿细胞学检查,可以作为膀胱癌的临床筛查手段.

  7. Suplementação de vacas leiteiras com homeopatia: células somáticas do leite, cortisol e imunidade

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    J.R.M. Silva

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da suplementação de uma combinação homeopática sobre a contagem de células somáticas do leite (CCS, o teor sanguíneo de cortisol e a resposta de anticorpos neutralizantes antivírus da raiva de vacas leiteiras. Trinta e duas vacas Holandesas em lactação foram blocadas em pares e aleatoriamente alocadas a um de dois tratamentos por 63 dias, posterior a um período de padronização de 14 dias. A CCS mensurada no final da padronização ajustou os valores semanais de CCS no modelo de análise estatística. Os tratamentos foram: 150 gramas de uma combinação homeopática (Hypothalamus, 10-30; Colibacilinum, 10-30; Streptococus Beta Hemolyticum, 10-60; Streptococus Uberis, 10-60; Phytolacca, 10-60; Calcium Phosphoricum, 10-30; Natrum Muriaticum, 10-60; Urtica Urens, 10-30; Silicea Terra, 10-400 em veículo mineral, ou 150 gramas do mesmo veículo mineral (controle. A homeopatia tendeu a aumentar a CCS de 124 para 222 x1.000 células mL-1 (P=0,09 e a CCS linearizada (P=0,08. Não foram detectados efeitos de tratamento sobre a concentração sérica de cortisol após estresse induzido por aspiração percutânea do saco ventral do rúmen (P=0,59 ou sobre o título de anticorpos neutralizantes em resposta à vacinação antivírus da raiva (P=0,40. A suplementação com homeopatia tendeu a aumentar a CCS de vacas com baixa CCS.

  8. Suplementação de vacas leiteiras com homeopatia: desempenho e digestibilidade

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    J.R.M. Silva

    2011-08-01

    Full Text Available Avaliou-se o efeito da suplementação de uma combinação homeopática sobre o desempenho e a digestibilidade de nutrientes em vacas leiteiras. Trinta e duas vacas Holandesas foram blocadas em pares e aleatoriamente alocadas a um de dois tratamentos por 63 dias, posterior a um período de padronização de 14 dias. Variáveis mensuradas no final da padronização ajustaram medidas semanais da mesma variável no modelo de análise estatística. Os tratamentos foram: Suplementação diária com 150 gramas de uma combinação homeopática (Hypothalamus, 10-30; Colibacilinum, 10-30; Streptococus Beta Hemolyticum, 10-60; Streptococus Uberis, 10-60; Phytolacca, 10-60; Calcium Phosphoricum, 10-30; Natrum Muriaticum, 10-60; Urtica Urens, 10-30; Silicea Terra, 10-400 em veículo mineral, ou 150 gramas do mesmo veículo mineral (controle. A suplementação com homeopatia aumentou o teor de proteína no leite de 3,09 para 3,19% (P=0,01 e tendeu a aumentar a secreção diária de proteína de 0,737 para 0,776kg (P=0,10. A queda na digestibilidade da fibra e da matéria orgânica (P=0,10, e a similaridade na relação entre alantoína e creatinina na urina (P=0,32, sugerem que houve aumento na eficiência de síntese de proteína microbiana no rúmen. Apesar de o mecanismo não ter sido elucidado, a combinação homeopática aumentou o teor de proteína do leite.

  9. Leberversagen bei Sepsis und Multiorganversagen

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    Kapral C

    2005-01-01

    Full Text Available Eine Störung der Leberfunktion wird bei etwa 20–25% der Patienten mit Organversagen im Rahmen einer schweren Entzündungsreaktion beobachtet. Obwohl der klinische Parameter hierfür – der Anstieg des Bilirubins – in der Regel erst nach Funktionsstörungen anderer Organe auftritt, zeigen sehr sensitive Nachweismethoden einer hepatalen Dysfunktion wie die Indozyangrünclearance, daß die Leberbeteiligung ein sehr frühes Ereignis darstellt. Ursache für die Funktionseinschränkung der Leber sind vor allem Zytokine, die großteils direkt in der Leber selbst auf die verschiedenen Stimuli (Endotoxine, Hypoxie usw. freigesetzt werden. Spezifische Therapiemaßnahmen zur Verbesserung der Leberfunktion stehen dem Kliniker derzeit nicht zur Verfügung. Es gilt auch hier der Grundsatz, daß durch eine frühzeitige Herdsanierung und effektive Kreislauftherapie die Zytokinaktivierung möglichst gering gehalten werden soll, um damit auch Organtoxizitäten zu vermindern. Die zur Verfügung stehenden, kreislaufaktiven Substanzen zeigen eine individuell nur schwer voraussagbare, sehr unterschiedliche Wirkung auf Kreislauf und Funktion der Leber. Einzig Adrenalin dürfte aufgrund der vorliegenden Untersuchungen eine eher ungünstige Wirkung haben und sollte daher nicht zur Anwendung kommen. In der letzten Zeit konnten jedoch durch neue Maßnahmen erste klinische Erfolge nachgewiesen werden, bzw. im Tierexperiment eine Verbesserung der Leberfunktion beobachtet werden. So konnte durch Normalisierung der Blutzuckerkonzentration bei Patienten mit Sepsis eine Verbesserung der Mortalität und auch Verbesserung der mitochondrialen Funktion von Leberzellen beobachtet werden. Durch die Gabe von N-Acetylcystein wurde in Studien an kleinen Fallzahlen eine günstige Wirkung beobachtet, größere Studien werden hier Klarheit schaffen. Ebenfalls in klinischer Erprobung ist die orale Gabe von Gallensäuren, die den Gallensäuregehalt des Darmes erhöhen und damit die

  10. Wild vascular plants gathered for consumption in the Polish countryside: a review

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    Szymański Wojciech M

    2007-04-01

    Full Text Available Abstract Background This paper is an ethnobotanical review of wild edible plants gathered for consumption from the end of the 18th century to the present day, within the present borders of Poland. Methods 42 ethnographic and botanical sources documenting the culinary use of wild plants were analyzed. Results The use of 112 species (3.7% of the flora has been recorded. Only half of them have been used since the 1960s. Three species: Cirsium rivulare, Euphorbia peplus and Scirpus sylvaticus have never before been reported as edible by ethnobotanical literature. The list of wild edible plants which are still commonly gathered includes only two green vegetables (Rumex acetosa leaves for soups and Oxalis acetosella as children's snack, 15 folk species of fruits and seeds (Crataegus spp., Corylus avellana, Fagus sylvatica, Fragaria vesca, Malus domestica, Prunus spinosa, Pyrus spp., Rosa canina, Rubus idaeus, Rubus sect. Rubus, Sambucus nigra, Vaccinium myrtillus, V. oxycoccos, V. uliginosum, V. vitis-idaea and four taxa used for seasoning or as preservatives (Armoracia rusticana root and leaves, Carum carvi seeds, Juniperus communis pseudo-fruits and Quercus spp. leaves. The use of other species is either forgotten or very rare. In the past, several species were used for food in times of scarcity, most commonly Chenopodium album, Urtica dioica, U. urens, Elymus repens, Oxalis acetosella and Cirsium spp., but now the use of wild plants is mainly restricted to raw consumption or making juices, jams, wines and other preserves. The history of the gradual disappearance of the original barszcz, Heracleum sphondylium soup, from Polish cuisine has been researched in detail and two, previously unpublished, instances of its use in the 20th century have been found in the Carpathians. An increase in the culinary use of some wild plants due to media publications can be observed. Conclusion Poland can be characterized as a country where the traditions of culinary

  11. Über die Bedeutung von Magnesium bei der Tumorgenese

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    Golf SW

    2001-01-01

    besteht auch Äquivalenz zwischen Mg-Mangel und Immunsuppression, die zu erleichterter Metastasierung führen kann. Bei den Membranparametern Cholesterin, Triglyceride und freie Fettsäuren, die neben einer Membranfunktion auch Signalwirkungen und Transportaufgaben aufweisen, werden durch einen Mg-Mangel sowie nach einer Zelltransformation in überraschender Übereinstimmung zahlreiche vergleichbare Modifikationen in qualitativer und quantitativer Hinsicht ausgelöst.

  12. Evaluación de extractos de ocho especies vegetales en el control de mildeo velloso (Peronospora destructor Berk en cebolla de bulbo (Allium cepa L.

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    Pedro Enrique Cubides-Hernández

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    Full Text Available Extractos de ocho especies vegetales: eucalipto (Eucalytus globulus, cola de caballo (Equisetum bogotense, ortiga (Urtica urens, manzanilla (Matricaria chamomilla, caléndula (Calendula officinalis, yerbabuena (Menta viridis, ajo (Allium sativum y clavo (Syzygum aromaticum, preparados por el método de decocción (100 g/l, fueron evaluados en cuanto a su eficiencia en el control de P. destructor en cebolla de bulbo. Se utilizó el diseño experimental de bloques al azar con cuatro repeticiones y siete aplicaciones (52, 60, 68, 76,84, 92 y 100 días después del trasplante, incluyendo un testigo químico Ridomil (metalaxil + mancozeb (2 g/l y el testigo absoluto; se evaluaron la incidencia y severidad de P. destructor, y el número y el peso de bulbos cosechados. El ANOVA mostró que de las siete aplicaciones realizadas, la última presentó efectos estadísticos en el control de la incidencia y severidad de P. destructor. El extracto de manzanilla superó al Ridomil en el control de la incidencia y severidad de P. destructor sin diferencias estadísticas entre sí, y fue significativamente mejor al observado con los extractos de eucalipto, cola de caballo, caléndula y el testigo; el extracto de manzanilla superó al testigo químico en el número y peso de bulbos de cebolla sin presentar diferencias estadísticas, y fue significativamente mejor al obtenido con los extractos de eucalipto, cola de caballo, ortiga, caléndula, yerbabuena, clavo y el testigo absoluto. El extracto de manzanilla es una alternativa ecológica que se debe tener en cuenta en el manejo integrado de P. destructor en cebolla de bulbo.

  13. Plantas medicinais cultivadas em quintais de comunidades rurais no domínio do cerrado piauiense (Município de Demerval Lobão, Piauí, Brasil Medicinal plants cultivated in homegardens of rural communities in the domain of Cerrado in Piaui (Demerval Lobão Municipality, Piauí State, Brazil

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    L.C.G.G. Aguiar

    2012-01-01

    Full Text Available O conhecimento terapêutico acumulado por populações rurais através de séculos de estreito contato com o meio possibilita a obtenção de informações acerca do uso dos recursos naturais. O objetivo do presente trabalho foi realizar um inventário das plantas medicinais cultivadas em quintais do município de Demerval Lobão, Piauí, bem como, conhecer o emprego e a importância dessas espécies na comunidade. Foram amostrados 21 quintais em nove comunidades da zona rural do município de Demerval Lobão com vegetação de cerrado. O trabalho foi conduzido com os mantenedores dos quintais a partir de entrevistas semi-estruturadas e observação direta, associada à técnica de turnê-guiada. As plantas medicinais coletadas foram catalogadas, identificadas, e depositadas no Herbário Graziela Barroso (TEPB da Universidade Federal do Piauí (UFPI. Foram referidas 100 espécies botânicas, predominantemente herbáceas e cultivadas, distribuídas em 49 famílias, sendo Leguminosae, Euphorbiaceae e Lamiaceae as mais representativas em número de espécies. Na preparação dos remédios, as folhas foram as mais utilizadas, sendo a decocção a principal forma de preparo. As doenças mais frequentes tratadas por remédios caseiros referem-se ao sistema respiratório e digestivo. Observou-se que não há rigidez quanto à posologia e a duração do tratamento, ficando este a critério do hábito de cada pessoa entrevistada. As plantas que apresentaram índice de importância relativa e concordância de uso (CUP acima de 60% foram cansansão (Cnidosculus urens, boldo (Plectranthus barbatus Andrews, jurema-preta (Mimosa verrucosa Benth e cidreira (Lippia alba (Mill. N.E.Br. ex Britton & P.Wilson. P. barbatus foi a mais citada e também a que apresentou os índices mais altos de CUP (100%, fator de correção - FC (1,00 e concordância de uso corrigido - CUPc (100% para dores no estômago e problemas no fígado. Observou-se a necessidade de resgatar o

  14. 深圳市羊台山森林公园优良乡土阔叶树种选择技术研究%Study on Selection of Native Broadleaf Tree Species in Yangtaishan Forest Park in Shenzhen

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    王祥; 王海军; 王中激; 连辉明; 黄钰辉; 曾令海

    2012-01-01

    对广东省深圳市羊台山森林公园内的1块林分改造试验林和1块新造林的树种生长情况进行调查,分析不同树种生长的差异,以此为羊台山地区林分改造和新造林的树种选择提供理论依据.分析结果表明:林分改造试验林中选出14个树种,其林木生长较佳;新造林中紫荆、深山含笑、黄花风铃木、降香黄檀、阴香、土沉香和假苹婆7个树种表现优良.选出的21个树种按用途分为9种乡土生态阔叶树,8种景观树种,5种特色外来树种及4种珍贵树种.在羊台山进行森林公园林分改造或新造林时,树种选择应以乡土阔叶树为骨干,适当搭配景观树种,引进少量的珍贵树种和有特色的外来树种,这对于提升林分质量,改善森林景观,提升森林的文化内涵具有重要意义,同时为类似森林公园的林分改造和造林树种选择提供借鉴和参考.%The growth of tree in two plots of test stands ( a reconstruction and a new afforestation) in Yangtaishan forest park were investigated and analyzed. This paper is useful for selection of native broadleaf tree species in forest reconstruction in Yangtaishan forest park. In the reconstruction stand, 14 tree species grew well and were selected. In the new afforestation stand, 7 tree species grew well, including Bauhinia variegata, Michelia maudi-ae, Tabebuia chrysantha, Dalbergia odorifera, Cinnamomum burmannii, Aquilaria sinensis and Sterculia lanceola-ta. There are 9 species of native broadleaf trees, 8 species of landscape trees, 5 special exotic species and 4 precious species among the total 21 selected species. For tree selection in reconstruction and afforestation stand in forest park, native broadleaf species as the majority, collocation of landscape trees and a few precious species and exotic species should be the ideal mode. This mode is very important for improving stand quality, landscape and culture. This study is useful for improving ecological

  15. Efeito de diferentes tamanhos de clareiras, sobre o crescimento e a mortalidade de espécies arbóreas, em Moju-PA Effect of diferente gap sizes on the growth and mortality of arboreal species, in Moju-PA

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    Fernando Cristóvam da Silva Jardim

    2007-01-01

    Full Text Available Crescimento e mortalidade de Sterculia pruriens, Vouacapoua americana, Jacaranda copaia, Protium paraensis, Newtonia suaveolens e Tabebuia serratifolia, considerando diferentes tamanhos de clareiras, foram avaliados em Moju PA(2º07'30" e 2º12'06" de latitude Sul e 48º46'57" e 48º48'30" de longitude a Oeste de Greenwitch. Selecionou-se nove clareiras da exploração florestal, que foram agrupadas em pequenas (200m²600m². Em seu torno instalou-se parcelas quadradas de cinco metros de lado, nas direções Norte, Sul, Leste e Oeste, onde foram plantados indivíduos da regeneração natural de espécies arbóreas. No centro de cada clareira foi instalada uma parcela de 5m X 5m como comparador. A média da mortalidade total foi de 46,9%, não havendo diferenças entre as clareiras pequenas(41,05% e médias(43,86%, mas estas diferiram das grandes(54,96%. As clareiras pequenas são mais propícias para a maioria das espécies, exceto para J. copaia e N. suaveolens, cujas mortalidades foram menores nas clareiras médias. A mortalidade variou de 14,5%(S. pruriens nas clareiras pequenas a 70,1%(V. americana em clareiras grandes, sendo que S. pruriens mostrou menor mortalidade em todos os tamanhos de clareiras. As espécies morreram mais em clareiras grandes. A mortalidade está entre os valores encontrados na literatura, permitindo concluir que não se pode classificar com precisão as espécies em grupos ecológicos somente com base na mortalidade ou sobrevivência. Em termos de crescimento, os resultados indicam que os melhores sítios para desenvolvimento das espécies são as clareiras médias, seguidos pelas clareiras grandes e pequenas. Em termos gerais, a média de crescimento em altura foi de 11,34cm e de 0,11cm em diâmetro de base, com valores maiores para J. copaia. Somente V. americana e P. paraenses não apresentaram diferenças significativas no crescimento em altura em relação aos diferentes tamanhos de clareiras. Os valores de

  16. Prolaktin und HyperprolaktinämiebrStellungnahme der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Gynäkologische Endokrinologie und Fortpflanzungsmedizin (DGGEF e.V.

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    Full Text Available Prolaktin (PRL, auch laktotropes Hormon oder Laktotropin genannt, ist ein phylogenetisch altes Proteohormon, das von den laktotropen Zellen des Hypophysenvorderlappens gebildet wird. Es ist verantwortlich für das Wachstum der Brustdrüse im Verlauf der Schwangerschaft, für die Milchsekretion während der Stillzeit und für die Regulation zahlreicher anderer endokrinologischer Funktionen aber auch Stoffwechselwirkungen. In seiner Primärstruktur besteht das humane Prolaktin aus 198 Aminosäuren. In seiner Struktur ist es dem Somatotropin ähnlich. Die Synthese wird über ein Gen auf dem Chromosom 6 gesteuert. Die Prolaktinsekretion wird über Neurotransmitter vom Hypothalamus (Dopamin mit einem zirkadianen Tag-Nacht-Rhythmus und erhöhten Prolaktinspiegeln in der zweiten Nachthälfte geregelt. Im Gegensatz zu Dopamin wirken die folgenden hypothalamischen Faktoren stimulierend auf die Prolaktinfreisetzung: TRH, VIP, Angiotensin II, endogene Opioide, Oxytocin. Unterschiedliche Formen des zirkulierenden Prolaktins wurden beschrieben: „Little Prolaktin“, „Big Prolaktin“ (Makroprolaktin. Die Bedeutung der Makroprolaktine ist noch nicht geklärt. Sie können zu einer Überbestimmung von Prolaktin führen. Beim Menschen führen erhöhte Konzentrationen von Prolaktin zu einer Unterdrückung der Eizellreifung und der Ovulation. Eine Hyperprolaktinämie tritt in weniger als 1 % der allgemeinen Bevölkerung und in 10–40 % der Patienten mit sekundärer Amenorrhoe auf. Etwa 75 % der Patienten mit Galaktorrhoe und Amenorrhoe haben eine Hyperprolaktinämie. Von diesen Patienten haben ca. 30 % Prolaktin-sezernierende Tumoren. Eine Hyperprolaktinämie kann auf einer Schilddrüsenunterfunktion, der Einnahme bestimmter Medikamente (z. B. Neuroleptika, bei akuten und chronischen Stresssituationen in der Schwangerschaft, und bei Stimulation der Brustwarze entstehen. Je nach Höhe des Prolaktinspiegels nimmt die Wahrscheinlichkeit eines Prolaktin

  17. Redução da interferência de Brachiaria decumbens na formação de pastagem com Penisetum purpureum através de herbicidas Reduction of Brachiaria decumbens interference on Pennisetum purpureum pasture establishment through herbicides

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    W. Silva

    2002-08-01

    , exceto nas menores doses dos produtos. Em pós-emergência, o ametryne, nas doses de 2,50 e 3,75 kg ha¹, e o oxyfluorfen, nas três doses estudadas, proporcionaram controle superior a 90,3% para B. decumbens, B. brizantha, S. glaziovii e S. urens; todavia, o oxyfluorfen propiciou controle de A. australe e de D. tortuosum inferior a 81,0%, e o ametryne, inferior a 75,6% para D. tortuosum. Tanto na aplicação em pré quanto em pós-emergência, o efeito residual de controle estendeu-se até os 90 dias após aplicação dos herbicidas. O capim-elefante tratado com herbicidas aplicados em pré-emergência cresceu mais (36,28 a 42,79%; em pós-emergência esse crescimento foi menor (34,78 a 47,1% para o cultivar Pioneiro, quando comparado com a testemunha sem capina. Para o cultivar Cameroon o crescimento foi de 39,90 a 51,30% quando o herbicida foi aplicado em pré-emergência e de 39,83 a 46,61% em pós-emergência. O acúmulo de biomassa seca da parte aérea do cultivar Pioneiro foi maior em pré-emergência (33,22 a 48,85% e em pós-emergência (73,80 a 76,65%; para o cultivar Cameroon esse acúmulo foi de 79,63 a 83,95% em pré-emergência e de 61,92 a 68,21% em pós-emergência, também em relação à testemunha sem capina. O cultivar Pioneiro mostrou ser mais tolerante à interferência das plantas daninhas que o Cameroon.Two experiments were carried out to evaluate elephant-grass tolerance to different herbicides sprayed alone or in mixtures in pre- and post-emergence crop conditions, and to evaluate the efficiency of these products in controlling B. decumbens and other weeds infesting the elephantgrass crops. Herbicide treatments evaluated in the experiment installed in pre-emergence of the crop, in kg ha-1 were: metolachlor (1.152; 2.304 and 3.456, oxyfluorfen (0.48; 0.96 and 1.44 and atrazine + metolachlor (1,25; 2,50; e 3,75, plus the controls, in three repetitions; The herbicide treatments evaluated in the experiment installed in post-emergence conditions, in

  18. Zelltyp-spezifische Mikroanalyse von Arabidopsis thaliana-Blättern

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    Brandt, Stephan Peter

    2002-04-01

    Kapillarelektrophorese zurückgegriffen. Eine Methode, die mit sehr kleinen Probenvolumina auskommt, eine hohe Trennung erzielt und zudem extrem geringe Detektionslimits besitzt. Die Analyse von Kohlenhydraten und Anionen erfordert eine weitere Optimierung. Über UV-Detektion konnte die K+-Konzentration in verschiedenen Geweben von A. thaliana bestimmt werden. Sie lag in Epidermis und Mesophyll mit ca. 25 mM unterhalb der für andere Pflanzenspezies (Solanum tuberosum und Hordeum vulgare) publizierten Konzentration. Weiter konnte gezeigt werden, daß zwölf freie Aminosäuren mittels einer auf Kapillarelektrophorese basierenden Methode in vereinigten Zellproben von Cucurbita maxima identifiziert werden konnten. Die Übertragung der Methode auf A. thaliana-Proben muß jedoch weiter optimiert werden, da die Sensitivität selbst bei Laser induzierter Fluoreszenz-Detektion nicht ausreichte. Im dritten und letzten Teil der Arbeit wurde eine Methode entwickelt, die die Analyse bekannter wie unbekannter Proteine in Gewebe-spezifischen Proben ermöglicht. Hierzu wurde zur Probennahme mittels mechanischer Mikrodissektion eine alternative Methode zur Laser Capture Microdissection verwendet, um aus eingebetteten Gewebeschnitten distinkte Bereiche herauszuschneiden und somit homogenes Gewebe anzureichern. Aus diesem konnten die Proteine extrahiert und über Polyacrylamidgelelektrophorese separariert werden. Banden konnten ausgeschnitten, tryptisch verdaut und massenspektrometrisch die Primärsequenz der Peptidfragmente bestimmt werden. So konnten als Hauptproteine im Mesophyll die große Untereinheit von Rubisco sowie ein Chlorophyll bindendes Protein gefunden werden. Die in dieser Arbeit entwickelten und auf die Modellpflanze Arabidopsis thaliana angewandten Einzelzellanalysetechniken erlauben es in Zukunft, physiologische Prozesse besser sowohl räumlich als auch zeitlich aufzulösen. Dies wird zu einem detaillierteren Verständnis mannigfaltiger Vorgänge wie Zell

  19. Herbeleving en herinterpretatie. Recente literatuur over Nederland en de Tweede Wereldoorlog

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    uren. Omzien naar de bevrijding E. de Roever, Zij sprongen bij maanlicht. De geschiedenis van het Bureau Bijzondere Opdrachten en de agenten, Londen 1944-1945 C. van Rossum, Ommen bevrijd! Een dagboek van de spannende dagen vóór, tijdens en na de bevrijding van Ommen 1945 M.G. Schenk, J.B.Th. Spaan, De koningin sprak. Proclamaties en radiotoespraken van H. M. Koningin Wilhelmina 1940-1945 W. Schoenmaker, T. Postma, Mei 1940. De verdediging van het Nederlandse luchtruim H. van Setten, Opvoeding in volkse geest. Fascisme in het onderwijs 1940-1945 J.H. Sikkes, … In geval van een vijandelijken inval. Ambtelijk gedrag in bezettingstijd en de daarvoor geldende aanwijzingen P. Spanjaard, Het Maasland in de oorlog J.G. Sutherland, Dagboek van mijn krijgsgevangenschap te Neurenberg, Stanislau (Oekraïne en Neu Brandenburg L. van der Tas, Overleven in Dachau. Ervaringen in Duitse gevangenschap A. Tjepkema, J. Walvis, 'Ondergedoken'. Het ondergrondse leven in Nederland tijdens de tweede wereldoorlog G.M.T. Trienekens, Tussen ons volk en de honger. De voedselvoorziening, 1940-1945 W. Veening, Verzetsgroep Zwaantje. Documentaire over het illegale werk van deze groep, die een unieke vluchtroute opzette om velen uit het door de nazi's bezette Nederland te smokkelen R. Vermaas, 1940-1945. Ministerie zonder minister. Impressies over binnenlandse zaken in bezettingstijd A. Vernooij, Grenzen aan gehoorzaamheid. Houding en gedrag van de Utrechtse politie tijdens de Duitse bezetting S. Vincent, J. Ickenroth, 'De laatste loodjes wogen zwaar…'. Reuver en Beesel, bezetting – verzet – bevrijding L.R. van Vliet, Om nooit te vergeten. Authentieke schets van de voormalige Koninklijke Nederlandse brigade 'Prinses Irene'. Met persoonlijke belevenissen, vóór haar oprichting en haar deelname daarná aan de strijd in 1944 J.P. van Vree, Hengelo in oorlogstijd. Wedervaardigheden onder meer opgetekend uit de mond van mr. J. A. H. J. van der Dussen, burgemeester van Hengelo (O van 1937 tot 1951